WMC claims another district soccer championship, prepares for push for state

By Andrew Johnson
LocalSportsJournal.com

MUSKEGON – The Western Michigan Christian soccer team wants to have fun every season, which is not hard to do when you’re as successful as the Warriors have been over the years.

The fun continued on Friday when WMC, the top-ranked team in the state, cruised past a good Fruitport Calvary Christian squad 5-0 at Muskegon Catholic Central to win its second straight Division 4 district championship.

The Warriors’ pursuit of a state title will continue on Tuesday when they face either Lincoln Alcona or Roscommon in the first round of regionals at Cadillac High School at 7 p.m.

“I want them to enjoy everything,” said WMC Coach Dave Hulings, whose team is now 17-2-3 on the season. “High school kids should enjoy sports, and we try to enjoy everything. They can enjoy this as long as they want, as long as they come out ready next game.”

WMC’s No. 10 Brandon Fles flights off pressure from Luke Anhalt. Photo/Jason Goorman

The Warriors’ fun started with 24:01 remaining in the first half when Charlie Alfree was taken down in the box by an Eagle defender.

Alfree was granted a penalty kick, which he firmly planted in the back of the net, giving the Warriors an early 1-0 lead.

That 1-0 lead stood through the first half, as both teams battled a strong wind.

Western Michigan Christian took the game over in the second half, netting three goals in the first 14:08.Goal scorers for the Warriors were Hayden Hubers, Isiah Visker and Alfree.

Hubers capped off his two goal, one assist game with a sharp outside shot with 45 seconds remaining, sealing a 5-0 victory.

West Michigan Christian finished with 10 shots on goal while Warrior goalkeeper Jameson Goorman stopped the only Eagles shot.

“It feels so good,” said Hubers about having fun as his senior season winds down. “Going back-to-back is something not a lot of people get to do. We’re definitely going to celebrate it because it’s something really special.”

 

 

 

1 Comment

  1. Jacob schuitema

    October 19, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    Thats not sam bovee that jacob Schuitema

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