LUDINGTON — Yebe Boerema notched a hat trick with three goals as the Ludington boys soccer team broke the game open in the second half for a 6-1 win over Coopersville on Thursday.

It was played as part of the Carferry Cup, which this year came to Oriole Field with Manitowoc Lincoln High and Cedar Springs also participating.

The Orioles actually trailed, 1-0 at the half. Both of Coopersville shots on goal came in the first half, and they managed to get one in against the Ludington defense.

“We had some chances in the first half,” Ludington coach Kris Anderson said. “We just couldn’t quite capitalize. We were just not quite in sync the first half.

“We just kind of regrouped at halftime, and said ‘Hey, what we’re doing is good. We’re going to break the ice eventually. We just need to stay the course.’ We put six in the second half.”

Single goals were scored by Ultan Ryan, Aiden Malburg and Nate Wagner. Ludington finished the game with 18 shots.

Parker Wendt contributed two assists, while Spencer Holmes, Steven Stidham and Lucas Peterson each had one.

Connor Rudzki started and played the entire game in net for the Orioles, but had a light night. Coopersville was limited to two shots.

Ludington stretched its winning streak to four straight and improved its record to 4-0-1.

The Orioles are scheduled to play Cedar Springs next in the Carferry Cup at 10 a.m. Saturday. Cedar Springs plays Manitowoc Lincoln High shortly thereafter, and then Manitowoc and Ludington play to finish the tournament.

“Cedar Springs is a really good team, and it’s a tough game for us,” Anderson said. “We’re pretty similar. They played Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central, who I feel is one of the best teams in Division 2, and they only lost, 1-0. It’s going to be a good test.”