MUSKEGON –The Western Michigan Christian and Fruitport girls soccer teams competed in the North-South Challenge at WMC High School on Saturday.
Fruitport went 1-0-1 on the day.
The Trojans opened up with a tough game against Traverse City St. Francis, a game which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Alexa Hanson-Wilbur netted the lone goal off an assist from Mallory Smith.
In game two, the Trojans took on Leland and posted a 3-0 shutout.
Smith put the Trojans on the board first, while Emmerson VerMerris followed up with a pair of goals to close out the scoring.
The defensive unit of Haiden Wilburn, Kayla Kolberg, Lauren Riedel, Joslyn Baldwin, Hayley Hooker and Kenzie Pate locked down Leland and only allowed five shots.
Fruitport (4-2-2, 1-1-1) will be back in OK-Blue Conference play on Monday when they host Hamilton.
Western Michigan Christian ended the day with a draw and a loss.
The Warriors dominated most of their first game against Leland but struggled to get finishes for points on the board.
Brooklyn Watts just missed a chance for the only goal of the game that went off the crossbar with just :20 seconds remaining.
The game came to a close with neither team netting a goal.
The Warriors again saw more of the same in game two as they again struggled to capitalize on scoring opportunities, and lost 1-0 to Traverse City St. Francis.
WMC’s Coach Pekel and McFarland saw the day as an overall success and hope to continue hosting this event in the future.
“It was nice to have a safe environment for the Warriors to rest some players for their next conference games while allowing more opportunities for players to get exposure at our home field,” said Pekel amd McFarland.
WMC (3-3-1, 2-0) will host Muskegon Catholic Central on Monday in a Lakes 8 Conference matchup.