Local Sports Journal

The Western Michigan Christian girls soccer team showed off its skills against a tough opponent Monday, downing Holland Black River 3-1.

Both WMC and Black River are highly ranked in the state. WMC improved to 13-1-1 on the season.

Alyssa Benedict opened the scoring less than a minute into the game, and Alexys Riksen added a goal late in the first half, giving the Warriors a 2-0 halftime lead.

Riksen scored again in the second half on a penalty kick. Aliza Beird had Black River’s only goal with about 10 minutes left in the contest.

Black River outshot WMC 12-8.

Oakridge 3, North Muskegon 0: Hannah Jones and Emily Jacoutot scored first half goals, then Shelbe Wilde added a goal with four minutes remaining. The Eagles outshot the Norse 8-3.

Whitehall 7, Hart 1: The Vikings led by two at halftime, then exploded for five goals in the second half. Hanna Evans paced Whitehall with three goals, including one on a penalty kick. Jordan Loudermilk added two goals for the winners, Kelsey Gensler had a goal and two assists and Sarah Schmiedeknecht added a goal and one assist.