A second-half goal by Manistee’s Mia Hermann broke a 1-1 tie as the Chippewa’s held off the Tigers.
Allison Kelley also found the net for the Chipperwa’s with a goal of her own.
Scoring the lone goal for the Tigers was Kendal Zaverl.
Manistee (1-0) will host Benzie Central on Friday in their home opener.
Shelby (1-1) will travel to Hart on Tuesday to kick off West Michigan Conference action.