Oakridge advances to WMC finals, defeats Whitehall in shootout


The Oakridge girls soccer team advanced to the West Michigan Conference tournament finals on Monday night.

LSJ Logo incertThe Eagles outscored Whitehall 4-2 in a shootout in their 2-1 win in the conference semifinals.

Oakridge will face North Muskegon on Wednesday for the conference title.

Both teams exchanged a goal in the second half after a scoreless first.

Whitehall’s Hanna Evans opened the scoring 42 minutes into the game, the Eagles tied the game 1-1 late in the game on a goal by freshman Jenna Lowry.

The game went into a shootout after a goalless overtime period.

The Eagles jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the shootout by goals from Andi Cartwright and Lowry.

Camri Florez put Oakridge up 3-1 after three rounds with a shootout strike, then senior Brandy Weaver clinched the victory with the fourth Eagle shootout tally.

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