Talented rivals test Goodrich soccer
GOODRICH — Stout competition that included Detroit Country Day, Bishop Foley, Richmond, Kearsley and Hamtramck battled with Goodrich last Saturday at the Goodrich Invite, with Detroit Country Day taking the title, Bishop Foley was runner up and Richmond was third. Host Goodrich placed fourth, Kearsley fifth and Hamtramck sixth.
The host Martians were shut out by Country Day, 4-0, then 8-0 by Hamtramck before Richmond broke its stalemate, 1-0.
“It was a great day!” said Goodrich coach Evan Huizenga. “We played well throughout! It was a great experience and we were thrilled to have it hosted at Goodrich.”
Goals on the day came from Stephanie Ross assisted by Selena Johnson, Ali Sinclair assisted by Cori Peake, Johnson assisted by Maddy June and Sinclair assisted by Johnson. June took a helper from Sinclair for a goal, Patrick was assisted by Chels Henderling, Ross was aided by Sydney Larsen, Paige Conlin burned the net assisted by Sinclair and Katie Brindley made 22 saves in goal for the day.
The Martians are now 7-4-1 on the season.
Last Thursday, a roadtrip to Perry was on the slate with Goodrich shutting out Perry, 3-0, after leading, 1-0, at the half.
Sinclair scored the first goal assisted by Johnson with 29:23 left in the first period.
“Great hustle play on Selena’s part and she made a great team play in laying it off to Ali (Sinclair),” Huizenga added, “It was a GREAT effort for a goal.”
Perry was unable to get any goals in the first half and Danielle Bearden opened the second half with 32:00 on the clock assisted by June. Sinclair toed in another goal with 28:20 left, also assisted by June.
“Overall, a well- played game by Goodrich and Perry,” Huizenga noted. “Lots of hustle and some good physical play. We played very well and played strong the entire game. It was a good match up with Perry.”
The Martians were at Genesee Area Conference rival Dryden yesterday, and host Flushing today. — L.P.
Annie Walker, Gine Peera and Hanna Barbieri each scored one goal in the first half and Walker added a second goal in the second half as the Lady Bobcats defeated Pinckney, 4-0, on Tuesday. Assists went to Kara Huber, Ainsley Stiff and Allie Winterfield with two. Rebecca Turvene stopped four shots for the shutout in her first game action in over a week.
Last Thursday, Brighton defeated the Lady Bobcats, 3-0.
“We were rather flat all night, but Brighton had a lot to do with that,” said Grand Blanc coach Greg Kehler. “They were quicker to the ball, stronger on the ball and looked like a team that was battling for the KLAA title.”
Brenna Boyd filled in for Turvene and Alissa Gillman at goalie because both were injured.
“We just didn’t give (Brenna) much help with Brighton’s constant pressure.”
Grand Blanc, 7-5-1 overall, 3-4 KLAA, travels to Harltand today and Petoskey for a weekend tournament. — E.H.
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