HASTINGS – With a 3-0 road win against Hastings, Div. 2 seventh-ranked Coldwater is the Interstate Eight Conference champions for the second year in a row, going 7-0 in the conference.
Not only did the Cardinals (15-1-1) go undefeated in league play, but Balal Nasser did not allow a single goal to an Interstate Eight Conference opponent, continuing his goalkeeping tear. Nasser didn’t face many shots Tuesday night, stopping the two he faced.
Coldwater’s goals were scored by Schuaib Aljabaly, Mana Ahmed and Faheem Abdullah. The assists went to Jonathan Brownel, Brandon Cortes and Jacob Knaack.
In 2015 the Cardinals’ were co-conference champions with Marshall. This year they have sole possession, as the Redhawk’s finished runner-up.
MORE BOYS SOCCER
MARSHALL 8, (AT) HARPER CREEK 0: After winning their final regular season game against conference foe Harper Creek, Marshall finished 6-1 in the Interstate Eight Conference, only behind Coldwater.
Goalkeeper Kurt Kraushaar only minded the net for the first half, while Jack Vezmar and Matt Terry shared time between the posts in the second half. When not in goal, Kraushaar was allowed to play the field where he scored the final goal for the Redhawks (13-2-2).
The other scorers were Jeremy Luciani (2), Jake Lyon (2), Noah Coppo, Cody Clapper, and Brett Swaton.
Marshall will compete in the I-8 Gold Cup Semi-final on Oct. 11, opponent is TBA.
PORTAGE CENTRAL 2, (AT) BATTLE CREEK CENTRAL 0: Goalkeeper Isaac Engelhardt did his best to keep Battle Creek Central (4-13-1) in the game after trailing 2-0 at halftime. The Bearcats made a push in the second half, but just couldn’t find the mesh.
CALHOUN CHRISTIAN 3, JACKSON PREP 0: It only took three games for Calhoun Christian to remain undefeated in the Mid-South Conference, 25-8, 25-7, 25-9.
The Cougars stat leaders were, Kirby Frodge with eight digs, 13 assists and 12 kills; Lindsey Barry with nine digs and 12 kills; Abby Parks with 16 assists and six kills; Lauren Wilcox with five aces and six kills; Kara Twiest added seven aces.
(AT) QUINCY 3, READING 0: Quincy swept the match 25-18, 25- 8 and 25-16, at home.
Jayden Haller played well for the Orioles, putting up 16 digs, six aces and one kill; Riley Rakocy had 12 kills; Hannah Economou had seven kills; Victoria Waligora added five kills, three aces and three digs; Cailyn Cook contributed nine digs and one ace; Allison Parshall put up 19 assists, three digs, one kill and one block; Taylor Todd had six digs and one kill.
ST. PHILIP 4, (AT) JACKSON CHRISTIAN 0: St. Philip swept all four games in the dual meet against Jackson Christian by scores of 25-4, 25-16, 25-9 and 25-14.
Leading the Tigers in aces was Taylor Pessetti with 11; Maya Segovia led her team in kills with 12; the leading Tiger in digs was Kameron Haley with 11; Taylor Pessetti also led St. Philip in assists with 32.
(AT) LAKE ODESSA LAKEWOOD 3, OLIVET 0: The Eagles dropped three in a row, 25-15, 25-14 and 25-10. Olivet was led by Taylor Sinclair with three kills and 15 digs; Bailey Hoffman with three kills, Noelle Rohde had three kills and two digs; Karli Corey added nine assists.
Olivet is now 8-10-3 overall and 3-2 in conference.
(AT) BELLEVUE 3, BURR OAK 2: It took a deciding game five for Bellevue to improve their record to 6-19. The scores were 26-24, 22-25, 25-21, 22-25 and 16-14.
The Broncos’ were led by Emily Angus with 14 kills and 22 digs; Gabby Costello had nine kills and 39 digs; Casie Shannon had nine kills and 21 digs; Carson Webb added 36 assists and two aces; Bailey Whitcomb had 27 digs.
GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING
HARPER CREEK 106, SOUTH HAVEN 78: Harper Creek won 10 events, and took first and second in five of the 10 including the 200 freestyle (Jena Wager and Shereelyn Reed), the 200 IM (Alysa Wager and Taylor Root), 100 fly (Elisabeth Wolfe and Kelsea Popps), 500 freestyle (Alysa Wager and Madeleine Brown), and 100 backstroke (Elisabeth Wolfe and Kelsea Popps).
Other winners were the Medley relay of Popps, Wager, Wager and Wolfe; 200 freestyle relay of Root, Gajowski, Popps and Wager; 400 freestyle relay of Wager, Brown, Root and Wolfe; Jena Wager won the 100 breastroke; Devon Larson and Megan Kusler placed first and second respectively in the diving event.
CALHOUN COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP: In the boys race Harper Creek won the even with a score of 24, followed by Marshall with 63. Pennfield was third with a score of 82, Olivet was next scoring 84, followed by Tekonsha with 122. The girls race was won by Olivet with 31, then Marshall (40), Harper Creek (65), Pennfield (103).
The Beavers’ were led by Drew VanWagner (first overall 16:46), Drew Haller (third 16:57), Tommy Shaw (fourth 17:00), Matt O’Connor (seventh 17:37), and Devon Funk (ninth 17:37).
Harper Creek girls’ were led by Catie Scott (sixth 20:45), Emma Berning (ninth 20:53), Allegra Baird (13th 21:25), Julianna Adams (18th 22:10), and Peyton Bess (19th 22:24).
The Redhawks’ top five were Brett Carlisle (sixth 17:12), George McClure (12th 17:47), Nick Lumsden (13th 18:00), Conor McPartlin (15th 18:03), and Drew Deitrich (17th 18:04).
Marshall girls’ were led by Rachel Schoepke (first 19:19), Ava Klein (fourth 20:15), Abby St. John (eighth 20:51), Meagan Schoepke (12th 21:17), and Olaide Olapade (15th 21:40).
Panthers’ fastest runners were Kyle Tharp (eighth 17:37), Nolen Bornamann (11th 17:45), Quinten Bortz (16th 18:03), Jean-Luc Lachance (21st 18:21), and Tyler Bowling (26th 19:10).
Mallorie Haaksma (seventh 20:50) led the way for the Panthers, followed by Savanna Gregory (21st 22:31), Zoe Maddix (24th 23:32), Eleanor Rea (25th 24:12), and Presley Sedore (26th 24:15).
For the Eagles’ Isaac Waffle led the way, finishing second with a time of 16:57. Colton Graves (14th 18:02) was next followed by Sam Smith (20th 18:19), Colin McDowell (23rd 18:54), and Nate Zona (25th 19:01).
Olivet Girls’ were led by Autumn Wietzke (second 20:11), Morgan Greenman (third 20:12), Teona Feldpaush (fifth 20:31), Miranda Barnes (10th 21:00), and Kaylee Richardson (11th 21:06).
The Indians’ were led by Calvin Blue (fifth 17:08), Ken Morgensai (24th 18:58), David Frederick (29th 19:37), Blaine Shedd (31st 19:59), and Draper Casarez (33rd 22:30).
SMAC EAST JOMBOREE: Battle Creek boys and girls both won the second conference jamboree with scores of 33 and 18, respectively. For the boys Nate Wiley (third 17:44), Andrew Joslyn (fifth 17:57), Joe Wood (seventh 18:01), Will Ingalls (eighth 18:01), and Joe Glubke (10th 18:06).
Bearcats’ girls were led by Maggie Farrell (first 18:05), Logann Haluszka (second 19:47), Sarah Lyon (fourth 20:12), Maggie Wood (fifth 20:21), and Hannah Lyon (sixth 20:42).
Gull Lake girls finished second, scoring a 51. The Blue Devils’ were led by Makenzie Wank (third 20:11), Maddie Salvato (10th 21:51), Sarah Grimes (11th 21:57), Kadie Alpers (13th 22:12), and Kayla Eklund (14th 22:31).
The boys took third scoring a 70, and were led by Jack Millmier (sixth 18:00), Nolan Rowland (13th 18:23), Sam Christensen (15th 18:36), Stosh Tustin (17th 18:41), and Austin Lovett (19th 18:52).
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