Local Sports Journal

Western Michigan Christian improved to 4-0 on the season after its 3-1 soccer win over River Valley rival Muskegon Catholic Central on Tuesday.

The Warriors used a pair of late first-half goals from Alyssa Wright and Jessica Kinnucan to take a 2-0 halftime lead.  Alyssa Benedict capped WMC’s scoring with a late second half goal.

MCC’s Molly Conroy scored the Crusaders lone goal when she found the net off a Mackenzie Wozniak pass to make the score 2-1.

WMC outshot the Crusaders 13-4. Goalie Lindsey Johnson got the win for WMC.


Mona Shores 8, East Kentwood 0: The Sailors led 5-0 by halftime. Lizzy Groenhout, Jessica Gauthier and Jill Musk each scored two goals for Mona Shores. Bailey Wilks and McKenzie Sabin each added single goals for the Sailors. Goalie Madison Blackwell posted the shutout with one save.

Ravenna 5, Hart 0: The Ravenna girls soccer team remained unbeaten following the shutout victory over Hart. The Bulldogs (2-0-1) only scored once in the first half, then nailed down the victory with four goals in the second half. Sydney Hansen led Ravenna with three goals while Audrey Hansen had two goals and an assist. Alexis White recorded two assists for the winners.

Oakridge 0, Whitehall 0 (2OT):  The two West Michigan Conference teams battled to a scoreless tie. “Whitehall seemed to outplay us for the majority of the game,” said Oakridge coach Jeff Lohman. “They were doing a good job intercepting our passes and had a few counter attacks that created some good scoring chances.” Goalie McKayla Wall had 4 saves for Oakridge.

Grant 3, Big Rapids 0: In Monday action, Nicole Majeske scored all three of Grants goals, with two in the first half and one in the second. Jena Dietz assisted on the first goal and the other two were unassisted. Tiger goalkeeper Autumn Brooks made nine saves for the shutout while the defense was lead by Stella Follett with 10 steals.