2017-10-19 / Sports

Bobcats pile on 14 goals to storm past Arthur Hill

By Sports Staff


Grand Blanc’s Keagan Hobson (12) clears the ball against Saginaw Arthur Hill in the Div. 1 soccer district opening game at Grand Blanc Tuesday. 
Photo by Timothy Mucciante Grand Blanc’s Keagan Hobson (12) clears the ball against Saginaw Arthur Hill in the Div. 1 soccer district opening game at Grand Blanc Tuesday. Photo by Timothy Mucciante GRAND BLANC – The Bobcats put together their most complete game of the season in Tuesday’s boys’ soccer district opener, thumping Saginaw Arthur Hill, 14-0.

Muaz Asperger netted three goals to lead Grand Blanc, Shea Connor and Jeron Body each tallied twice and with a goal apiece were Chase Clark, Jacob Tali, Mohamed Ali, Keagan Hobson, Ben Blackburn, James Cook and Mark Zachrison.

Assists were also aplenty as Hobson and Matt Johnson each registered two while Tali, Asperger, Anthony Gasso, Brandon Dellaposta, Josh Ray, Gavin Miller and Zachrison each had one. It was a collaboration in net to hold the Lumberjacks scoreless with Jacob Whitmore and Ali Sheikh-Khalil combining for the shutout.


Hunter Haffner of Goodrich takes a shot on goal during Tuesday’s Div. 2 soccer district at Goodrich. 
Photo by Austin VanDaele Hunter Haffner of Goodrich takes a shot on goal during Tuesday’s Div. 2 soccer district at Goodrich. Photo by Austin VanDaele Grand Blanc now advances to the district semifinal, which takes place today at 5 p.m. at Lapeer to take on Lapeer, which beat Carman-Ainsworth 3-0. Swartz Creek will play Davison in the other semifinal after beating Flushing 2-1.

The final is at Lapeer at 11 a.m. Saturday. – B.P.

The Martians were dominant during their opening-round Div. 2 district game against Clio on Tuesday, finishing with a 4-0 victory over the Mustangs.

Zach Duval got the scoring going for Goodrich in the first half and was followed by goals from Trevor Taylor and Ben Flotemersch for a 3-0 lead at the half. In the second half, Goodrich added one more goal, this time from Cole Petit, to seal the victory.

“It was a great opening-round win for us and I’m excited to see the talent pool continue to produce,” said Goodrich coach Evan Huizenga.

Goodrich moves on to the semifinals to face off with Holly, which defeated Owosso 1-0 on Tuesday. The other semifinal will feature Fenton against Kearsley. Fenton defeated Linden 1-0 while Kearsley topped Flint 8-0 to advance.

Fenton and Kearsley play at 5:30 today while Goodrich and Holly will play at 7:15. Both games will be held at Goodrich High School. Finals are Saturday at Goodrich at noon. – A.V.

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