Prep soccer: Rams down Charlevoix in shootout
Harbor Springs' John Bailey (left) and Charlevoix's Eric Tripplehorn battle for the ball Thursday in a Lake Michigan Conference soccer match won by the Rams in a shootout. (Steve Zucker/Charlevoix Courier)
Bailey scored unassisted in the first half for the Rams, and he assisted on Forrest Lundgren’s second-half goal. The game was tied 2-2 after regulation and two overtime periods, sending it to a shootout.
Andy Morse was in goal for the Rams, and he stopped all three Charlevoix shots he faced in the shootout.
It was the third straight win for the Rams, who improved to 8-12.
The shootout “definitely was a different experience for” Harbor, coach Ed Fantozzi said. “We’re going into district play and it’s always nice to experience that once before you get there. They did very, very well composure-wise with that. I was impressed with how they handled the shootout.”
Fantozzi lauded the play of defenders Ian Greene, Hunter McQuarter, Gallagher and Andrew Taylor.
“Those four today, defensively, they were on,” Fantozzi said.
Charlevoix’s goals came from Fisher Kitely scored on a direct kick and from Nick Snabes with an assist from Brendan Britt.
“This game tonight was the best we’ve played all year,” Charlevoix coach Jon Boss said. “They really possessed the ball, moved the ball around well. Everything we’ve been working on all season really came together. Team effort as far as everybody playing together and controlling the ball.”
Boss lauded the effort of Snabes in the center mid along with the play of goalkeeper Matt Batdorff.
Burt Lake NMCA 8, Roscommon 0
BURT LAKE — Aaron Chatfield had four goals and one assist as the Eagles improved to 19-0 overall, 11-0 in the Northern Michigan Soccer League.
Paul Chatfield and Marco Patz added two goals and two assists apiece, while Jake Lovitt had one assist.
Boyne City 5, Sault Ste. Marie 1
BOYNE CITY — Austin Garndner scored three goals as the Ramblers improved to 16-5 with a non-league win.
Collin Kruzel and Dean Hague also scored for Boyne, while Gardner and Colton Mooney each added an assist.
Jared Fleming made seven saves in goal for the Ramblers.
Northport 5, Harbor Light 3
NORTHPORT — Caleb Wendt had two goals and one assist for the Swordsmen in a non-league loss on Thursday.
Young Min added a goal and two assists for the Swordsmen, 4-11, while goalkeeper Lucas Matthews made 12 saves.
T.C. West 30, Petoskey 28
The Northmen slipped to 4-3 with the loss to the Titans at Curtis Field.
Jeremy Hyatt, Brandon Delph, Alec Shaw, Alec Pionk, Kyle Green and Trevor Denoyer were Petoskey’s offensive line standouts, coach Rob Harris said, while Kurt Boucher, Nick Strobel, Steve Snider and Peter Kelbel also played well.
Matt Wilson, Danny Eberhardt and Cam Plath were Petoskey’s defensive leaders, Harris said.
Boyne City 21, Charlevoix 14
CHARLEVOIX — The Ramblers overcame a 14-0 halftime deficit Thursday in downing the Rayders at Kipke Field.
Charlevoix’s touchdowns came on a Taylor Seese 46-yard run and a Nate Moon 24-yard interception return.
Seese rushed for 129 yards to lead Charlevoix’s offense. Jamie Kelly had 11 tackles and recovered a fumble to lead the Rayder defense, while Seese, Shane Sutherland and Luke Klinger made six stops apiece. Seese also recovered a fumble.