Western Michigan Christian soccer team defeats Ravenna 5-1 in the first game at its new stadium

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The Western Michigan Christian soccer team defeated Ravenna 5-1 on Tuesday in non-league action, marking the end of the regular season.

The game was the first ever played at WMC’s new soccer stadium, located on the school’s campus in Norton Shores.

The Warriors improved to 8-5-1 this season.

Ashton Leffring takes a shot on goal in front of Ravenna’s No. 8 Kaden Humphreys. Photo/Randy Riksen

WMC’s John Eastway scored the very first goal at the new stadium about eight minutes into the game, with an assist from Caleb Kozal. 

Five minutes later Lulo Mafahla scored on a header from a Charlie Buursma’s corner kick, making the score 2-0.

Late in the first half Jacob Hwang headed a ball into the net from an Ashton Leffring pass, extending the lead to 3-0. 

The Bulldogs got on the scoreboard with 3:24 left in the game. The Warriors responded with a Leffring goal, with an assist from Mafahla. Their last goal came 30 seconds later when Kozal scored with an assist from Mafahla. 

Warriors keeper Jared Olsen three saves. WMC outshot Ravenna 14-4.

West Michigan Christian will take on Muskegon Catholic Central Thursday evening in the first round of the Division 4 district tournament.

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