Prep soccer roundup: Fremont ties Newaygo in CSAA showdown; Shores, R-P, Fruitport and Calvary win

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The Fremont boys soccer team salvaged a 1-1 tie with Newaygo on Thursday in a CSAA Gold Division showdown.

But the Packers needed a win to steal first place from the Lions, and they came up short.

Newaygo finished the regular season with a 6-0-1 division record. Fremont finished 5-0-2. The overall championship will be decided in next week’s division tournament.

The game was scoreless almost to the end.

Fremont’s David Wachter found the net with a penalty kick with only five minutes remaining to make it 1-0. Newaygo’s Francisco Rios scored the equalizer with only two minutes left to salvage the draw.

Goalkeeper Joe Kortge made seven saves for the Packers, who are 10-3-4 overall on the season. Matthew Richardson had five for the Lions.

O-K BLACK

MONA SHORES 4, KENOWA HILLS 0  – Hayden Yaros scored two goals and had an assist to pace the Sailors to a conference win. Cooper Sabourin also scored for Mona Shores.

Ethan Brown and Jacob Gravlin each had an assist while Jacob Saxton and Tyler Leenhouts played solid defense. The shutout went to goalkeeper Keegan DeKuiper.

Mona Shores is now 8-6 overall and 7-3 in conference play.

REETHS-PUFFER 9, MUSKEGON 1 – The Rockets had balanced scoring with five different players finding the net. Scoring for R-P were Dominic Lopez, Brad Stephenson, Ashton Carpenter and Jaxon Carpenter with two goals apiece, and Brady Wheeler with one. Jaxon Carpenter had three assists.

The Rockets, who had a 20-2 shot advantage, and are now 7-7-1 overall and 4-5 in the O-K Black.

FRUITPORT CALVARY CHRISTIAN 3, TRI-UNITY 1 – Calvary came flying out of the blocks, thanks to an early goal by Ben Zelenka, assisted by Ethan Pollock. Zelenka added his second goal later in the first half to make it 2-0. Pollock closed out the half with a goal assisted by Zelenka.

Tri-Unity scored and broke the shutout with six minutes left in the game.

The victory improves Calvary Christian to 5-3-1 overall and 1-3 in conference.

NON-CONFERENCE

FRUITPORT 2, WHITEHALL 0 – After a scoreless first half, Fruitport’s Logan Manciu got the Trojans on the board with a goal. Only minutes later, Manciu struck again, with an assist from Bryce Lanore, to cap the scoring.

Fruitport coach Dan Hazekamp praised the organization and play of Trojan defenders Ethan Selle, Kaleb Krueger, Jaxon Deneen, Charlie Swartz and Henry Swartz.

Goalkeeper Justin Laus earned the shutout for the Trojans with four saves.

Fruitport improved to 6-8-1 on the season. Whitehall dropped to 6-6.

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