MUSKEGON — Ludington’s boys soccer team bounced back from a tough 1-0 loss at Petoskey on Tuesday with a convincing 8-0 shutout of Orchard View Wednesday.

The gamed ended at the half due to the mercy rule.

It moved the Orioles record to 2-0 in the West Michigan Conference and 7-1-1 overall.
“It was one of those nights where we were clearly the better team,” said Orioles head coach Kris Anderson. “But, it was nice to see us finish well. We were making the right pass and playing the balls through. It was a complete team effort to create the opportunities we did and put the game away.”
Ludington was highly efficient on offense, converting on 8 of 11 shots on goal.
Five different players scored, and several contributed assists for the Orioles.
Parker Wendt had a three-goal hat trick to lead the Orioles, while Spencer Holmes tallied a pair of goals.
Also scoring goals for Ludington were Reinhold Heinrich, Nate Wagner and Ryan Kandalec.
Steven Stidham contributed three assists, Wagner finished with two helpers while Connor Wendt, Kandalec and Yebe Boerema each had one assist.

The Orioles now have a week off after playing nine games in 12 days. Their next game is Wednesday at Montague at 5:45 p.m.