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TUESDAY’S PREP GIRLS SOCCER ROUNDUP Notre Dame Prep blanks Genesee Christian; Petoskey edges Gaylord; Cedar Springs upsets No. 1 South Christian



TUESDAY’S PREP GIRLS SOCCER ROUNDUP: Notre Dame Prep blanks Genesee Christian: Petoskey edges Gaylord; Cedar Springs upsets No. 1 South Christian


PONTIAC, Mich. – To his own estimates, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep girls soccer coach Jimmy Stachura felt like his team overall had a little bit less experience as compared to some of his other teams in the last decade-plus.


Even last year’s team won a Division 3 district crown. In 2022 and 2017, the Fighting Irish reached the regional finals. The 2016 version captured the state title in a shootout just to mention a few of the top teams the school has produced in recent campaigns.


On Tuesday in a battle of Independents, Division 3 10th-ranked Notre Dame Prep cruised to a 4-0 win over Burton Genesee Christian to remain unbeaten. The Fighting Irish improved to 6-0-2 this season in a year after graduating 10 players and losing some other key players to year-round club soccer.


Junior Adriana Lorenz scored all four goals to lead Notre Dame Prep. Maggie Maher and Ellie Whalen had assists and Giulia Morreale and Leila Mains shared the shutout in goal for the Fighting Irish.

 

PETOSKEY 2, GAYLORD 1: For the first time this season, an opposing team was able to scored on the Norsemen.

 

Gaylord senior Claire Gorno converted a shot in the first half to break the shutout streak by Petoskey. The visiting Norsemen still found a way to persevere in the end.

 

Haidyn Wegmann scored on a goal-mouth scramble following an Annika Gandhi free kick into the box with 20 seconds to go which proved to be the game-winner for Petoskey (7-0-0, 3-0-0), which has outscored the opposition 21-1 this season with six shutouts.

 

Lauren Cole tied the game in the 69th minute for the Norsemen.

 

CEDAR SPRINGS 1, GRAND RAPIDS SOUTH CHRISTIAN 0: Cedar Springs pulled a huge upset in OKC-Gold Division play Tuesday, stunning the Division 3 top-raked team in South Christian. Albion College commit Kelsi Green scored for Cedar Springs (4-2-1, 3-1-0), which is now tied with South Christian (6-2-1, 3-1-0) in second place in the OKC-Gold behind Middleville Thornapple-Kellogg.

 

MILFORD 6, SOUTH LYON 0: Rylee Felton scored twice and Milford kept up the pace in the Lakes Valley Conference with the six-goal outburst. Riley Mitchell, Camryn Bladzik, Ava Warner, and Leah Merriam also scored the Mavericks (6-1-0, 4-0-0). Alexis Barber picked up the shutout for Milford, which is alone in first place. The Mavericks own five shutouts and have outscored the opposition 30-5 this season.

 

ORCHARD LAKE ST. MARY’S 4, MADISON HEIGHTS BISHOP FOLEY 0: Cameron Cole scored her 11th goals of the season and St. Mary’s blanked Bishop Foley in this CHSL-AA Division contest. Caroline Kopmeyer, Harper Natinsky and Delaney David also scored for the Eaglets. Kir Howcroft recorded her fourth shutout in net.

 

BYRON CENTER 4, LOWELL 0: The Bulldogs reamined in the OKC-White Division chase with this win Tuesday. Claire VanZanten scored twice for Byron Center (6-1-1, 3-0-0), which now owns four shutouts and outscored the opposition 23-5.

 

ESSEXVILLE GARBER 8, BIRCH RUN 0: Ella Betzold, Clara Kelly and Avery Nearman each scored two goals and the Dukes rolled to this Tri-Valley Conference victory. Madison Humphries and Gianna Collier also scored and Natalie Fodrey notched the shutout for Garber.


TROY ATHENS 1, OXFORD 0: Athens kept pace in the loaded OAA Red Division with this narrow win Tuesday over the visiting Wildcats. Tiffin University-signee Sydney McBride scored the goal off a Lauren DeJonckheere assist and Ashley Miller notched the shutout for the Red Hawks (6-1-2, 3-0-0). Oxford slipped to 4-4-1 and 2-2-0 in the OAA-Red.


AUBURN HILLS OAKLAND CHRISTIAN 8, SOUTHFIELD CHRISTIAN/NOVI CHRISTIAN UNIFIED 0: Rowan Klein and Jessica Reyes each scored two goals and added an assist apiece to lead unbeaten Oakalnd Christian (5-00, 2-0-0) to the MIAC win. Leah Zarrilli scored three goals and Morgan Kwapis had a goal and an assist for the Lancers. Taylor Ahnand Val Santurnun also had assists and Sarah Goodwin and Sydney Yates shared the shutout in goal. Kaitlyn Groh recorded 12 saves for Southfield Christian.


BIRMINGHAM MARIAN 2, DEARBORN DIVINE CHILD 1: For the first this season an opposing team was able to find the back of the net on Marian. The Mustangs still found a way to win by moving to 6-0-2 on the year with this CHSL-Central Division contest. Clair Dauer scored two second-half goals, including one in the 79th minute to lead Marian to the victory.

MUSKEGON MONA SHORES 2, GRAND RAPIDS CHRISTIAN 1: This OKC-Green Division game was called in the 42nd minute due to weather conditions and after a long delay was called as an official game. Ella Charland and Ella Kinney scored for Mona Shores (8-1-1, 3-0-1) and Addison Fisher had an assist.


BIRMINGHAM SEAHOLM 8, FARMINGTON 0: Seaholm stayed in the OAA-White Division title chase with this lopsided win Tuesday. Sam Sickinger scored four goals to pace the Maples.

SOUTH LYON EAST 0, WHITE LAKE LAKELAND 0: These two Lakes Valley Conference teams settled nothing Tuesday with this scoreless draw.


HARTLAND 1, SALEM 1: Two of the top teams in Division 1 and the KLAA-West Division squared off and finished in this 1-1 draw. Emma Kastamo scored for Hartland in the 26th minute. The Eagles (7-1-1, 6-1-1) entered the game on a seven-game unbeaten streak and had not lost since its season opener to Salem (2-1) in late March. Katie Parana scored in the sixth minute for Salem (6-1-3, 4-1-3).

TROY 1, ROCHESTER STONEY CREEK 1: Division 1 state-ranked and honorable mention Stoney Creek battled to this tie Tuesday in OAA Red Division play.

 

(MSN will compile a random sampling of game results from around the state each day. To send in results from high school varsity, club, amateur, pre-pro, semi-pro or professional soccer, email all pertinent details to Communications Specialist / Web and Content Editor / Director of News Dan Stickradt at stickradt@michigansoccernetwork.com.)

 

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