Monday soccer roundup: Western Michigan Christian gets pivotal win over Ludington

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In a pivotal conference matchup, the Western Michigan Christian girls soccer team defeated Ludington 1-0.

The lone goal was clinically scored by Sydney Betten after she got on the end of a good cross following a great run from Anna Systema.

The Orioles proved to be a tough test for the Warriors’ back line, but the defensive unit of Grace VanBeek, Abby Oppenhuizen, Maddie Pearce, and Micah Betten were able to keep them at bay for the entirety of the match.

Goalkeeper Libby Mast Ade seven key saves to earn the clean sheet.

Western Michigan Christian has two games remaining, a win or a tie in the next two games will clinch the conference title.

The Warriors are 5-5-2 overall and 5-0-1 in conference play.

WHITEHALL 8, HART 0 – It was yet another display of dominance from the Vikings as they dispatched of Hart.

Whitehall was led by Maggie Evans who scored four goals, while Kacy Jeffries scored two goals.

Emma Thompson and Kendall Mott each had one goal for Whitehall who improves to 13-2 overall and 6-1 in conference play.

REED CITY 2, FREMONT 1 – In a conference matchup to determine third and fourth place, The Coyotes and Packers played a tightly contested game.

Trailing 1-0, Paige Kinsey scored an equalizer for Fremont with seven minutes left in the first half.

However, Reed City ultimately won when Karlie Kearns scored her second goal of the game.

Audrey Johnson made eight saves for the Packers who drop to 7-4-4 overall and 4-3-1 in conference play.

NORTH MUSKEGON 15, MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 0 – The Norse put on a dominating display and scored 15 before the match ended at half.

Abby Grevel, Sophia Mueller and Grace Berends all had three goals for the Norse while Audrey Wilson, Gwenna Pitts and Hope Johnson each had two goals

Wilson had three assists while Berends and Johnson each had two assists. Other Norse picking up assists were Grevel, Mueller, Pitts, Sophia Schotts, Emily Judd and Elysia Maurer.

North Muskegon is now 7-0 in conference play going into the tournament later this week.

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