2017-04-19 / Sports

C-L soccer opens with win


Meet the Cros-Lex varsity girls soccer team for this spring! Front row (l-r) – Jacqualin Krawczyk, Alexandra Kolowich, Lauren Barbarich, Janelle Down, Veronica Bartley, Taylor Bair, and Maggie Stang; Back row – Kylee Rankin, Natalie Wilkinson, Sierra Garcia, Lexie Hampton, Gabriella Childers, Avery Falter, Morgan Maxfield, and Coach Damien Pepin. Photo by Joe Crawford (A scheduling issue caused this photo to be taken after the deadline for SCN’s Spring Sports Preview) Meet the Cros-Lex varsity girls soccer team for this spring! Front row (l-r) – Jacqualin Krawczyk, Alexandra Kolowich, Lauren Barbarich, Janelle Down, Veronica Bartley, Taylor Bair, and Maggie Stang; Back row – Kylee Rankin, Natalie Wilkinson, Sierra Garcia, Lexie Hampton, Gabriella Childers, Avery Falter, Morgan Maxfield, and Coach Damien Pepin. Photo by Joe Crawford (A scheduling issue caused this photo to be taken after the deadline for SCN’s Spring Sports Preview) CROSWELL – It was a promising start to the BWAC girls soccer season for the Cros-Lex Pioneers last Wednesday.

The Lady Pioneers kicked off their 2017 campaign by shutting out Yale, 3-0.

After taking a 1-0 lead into halftime, Cros-Lex put the match away with two more in the final 40 minutes.

Lauren Barbarich, Lexi Hampton and Avery Falter all scored a goal while Barbarich and Sierra Garcia each had one assist. Gabby Childers was in goal for C-L.


Freshman Avery Falter (15) of Cros- Lex fights through two defenders in the BWAC soccer opener against Yale. Photo by Dale Ball Freshman Avery Falter (15) of Cros- Lex fights through two defenders in the BWAC soccer opener against Yale. Photo by Dale Ball Lady Raiders open with key win

MARLETTE – A favorite in the GTC South this season, the Marlette girls soccer team fought off Bad Axe, 2-1, in a league-opening match last Thursday.

The Lady Red Raiders were sparked by two goals from Julia Hohman on assists from Hannah Byers and Taylor Harneck. The Marlette offense created 17 shots on goal against the Hatchets, including six by Hohman.

“Bad Axe’s defense was strong but Marlette’s midfields’ really passed well in setting up the two goals by Julia,” commented Chris Titus, Marlette coach. “Meanwhile, our defense was stellar, only giving up a goal off a penalty kick.”

Defensively, the Lady Raiders had four different defenders that made 11 or more stops. Scottlynn Breezee led in steals with eight. Keeper Caitlin McNary also had seven saves.

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The Lady Raiders opened their season earlier in the week with the non-league victory.

Harneck led the assault on the net with three goals while Sydney Ladd, Hohman and Riley Ford each scored once. Harneck and Alissa Bradeen each had two assists and Caitlin Quade and Maggie Mutch added one apiece.

On the defensive side, Marlette had 21 stops from Mariah Benedict and nine steals from Breezee. McNary turned in four saves.

Sandusky ties Laker

SANDUSKY – In their second GTC South soccer match of the season, the Sandusky Redskins battled to a, 1-1, tie against Pigeon-Laker.

Junior captain Kenzie Lentner scored her first career goal to account for Sandusky’s offensive output. Senior captain Kate Brown provided the assist.

The Lady ‘Skins also had a strong effort in goal from Britney Pupi.

The Lady ‘Skins opened their soccer season in the last week of March, coming out with a, 2-2, tie against Yale and losing to Dryden, 8-0.

In the tie, Brown and Jess Kursinsky each had a goal for Sandusky.

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