Whitehall’s Chris Saunders (left) kicks the ball upfield while Hart’s Derrek Broaddus pursues him during a WMC soccer game at Whitehall Monday. The Vikings won 2-0.
WHITEHALL — The Whitehall Vikings won the regular-season West Michigan Conference title Monday night by defeating Hart 2-0 in a de facto conference title game. Both teams entered the game unbeaten in the league.
Montague beats MCC twice
MONTAGUE — The Montague Wildcats, thanks to a scheduling quirk, faced Mason County Central twice this week and recorded victories in both contests.
Montague closed out its regular season with a 2-0 win over the Spartans. Nate VanGeison and Luke VanBoxel each scored in the second half for the Wildcats, with Eric Groppi recording an assist. Kaleb Cordle had five saves in net en route to a shutout. The win gave Montague the fourth seed in the WMC tournament, which by coincidence matched the Wildcats up with Mason County Central again in the first round.
R-P wins 2
Reeths-Puffer’s soccer team keeps on rolling, as the Rockets have now won eight of their last nine after taking two victories this week.
The Rockets defeated Fruitport 2-1 on Monday evening, rallying from a 1-0 halftime deficit to secure the win. Reeths-Puffer controlled the offensive flow for most of the game, outshooting the Trojans 10-3. Drake Yarian and Cody Loss scored the Rockets’ goals and Daniel Sanchez notched an assist.
District brackets released
The MHSAA released the district brackets this week for the state socer tournament. District play will begin Monday, Oct. 15 and the finals will be held Saturday, Oct. 20.
Whitehall and Montague, participating in the District 47 tournament which the Wildcats will host, drew each other in a first-round game, which will be played at 4:30 p.m. on the 15th. After the Vikings and Wildcats tangle Monday in the conference semifinals, the district game will mark the third time in four weeks that the White Lake rivals will meet on the soccer field.
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