Prep roundup: Boyne rolls to league soccer win
Forrest Lundgren of Harbor Springs pushes the ball up the field Monday during the Rams' Lake Michigan Conference match with Grayling at Harbor's Ottawa Stadium. Lundgren scored Harbor's lone goal in a 2-1 loss. (Steve Foley/News-Review / September 25, 2012)
The victory lifted Boyne to 11-5 overall, 5-2 league.
Austin Gardner added a goal and an assist for the Ramblers, while Alex Branim scored a goal, Ben Halstead had two assists, and Nigel Bell had one assist.
Rambler goalkeeper Jacob Knitter made 10 saves, including one on a penalty kick. The Blazers' goal game on a penalty kick late in the second half.
Grayling 2, Harbor Springs 1
HARBOR SPRINGS -- Significant improvement, but still just a little short.
Harbor Springs dropped a 2-1 decision to Grayling Monday in a Lake Michigan Conference match at Ottawa Stadium.
The Rams, 6-9 overall, 2-4 league, scored first 10 minutes in when John Bailey flip-headed a pass onto the foot of a running Forrest Lundgren near midfield. Lundgren beat Grayling goalkeeper Nate Alyas to the far post.
Grayling responded and tied the game four minutes later on a rebound in front of Ram keeper Andy Morse, then scored the game-winner in the second half on a header off a corner kick.
"We played a very good team and we just screwed up on a corner kick with our coverage," Harbor coach Ed Fantozzi said. "Our guys played well and we're definitely improving. Every game we're getting more intensity and getting more effort.
"I think we gave (Grayling) a run for their money," Fantozzi added. "They beat us 7-1 last time we played them and it was much improvement from us."
Fantozzi lauded the defensive effort of James Cleary, Mitch Wallin and Mitch Corey.
"We hardly gave up anything in the second half," Fantozzi said. "It was a good game for us and I think it's a great stepping stone for the rest of the season and districts coming up."
Harbor Light 5, Northwest Academy 0
HARBOR SPRINGS -- Caleb Wendt scored three goals and Kirk Muller added two as the Swordsmen improved to 5-11-1.
Alex Redmand and Lucas Matthews each had two assists, while Zach Grosskopf added one. Grosskopf started in goal, and made five saves.
"We played solid defense tonight," Harbor Light coach Pat Collins said, adding that James Skop, Skyler Morgan and Neal Ocanas were the Swordsmen defensive standouts.
Wendt had two goals and an assist in leading Harbor Light to a 7-0 win over Manistique on Friday.
Muller, Alex Redman, Matthews, Hog Eon Kim and Jee Eong Chung also scored.