2018-10-18 / Sports

Grand Blanc, Goodrich advance in districts

By Sports Staff


Goodrich’s Trevor Taylor fires a shot past a Croswell-Lexington defender during Monday’s 8-0 district opener win at Cros-Lex. 
Photo by Joe Crawford Goodrich’s Trevor Taylor fires a shot past a Croswell-Lexington defender during Monday’s 8-0 district opener win at Cros-Lex. Photo by Joe Crawford FLUSHING – The Grand Blanc boys’ soccer team eliminated Swartz Creek from the postseason with a 4-0 win over the Dragons in Monday’s district opener. Opening games are played at the top-seeded school in each piece of the brackets.

Muaz Asperger rang in two goals for Grand Blanc, while Quincy Blake and Keegan Hobson had a goal each. Ryan Raybuck, Jeronn Body and Hobson added assists. Jacob Whitmore and Jack Anderson combined in net for the shutout.

“The tournament is all about mental and physical toughness as well as being talented and prepared,” said Grand Blanc coach Greg Kehler. “Regardless of the opponent, if you fail in these areas, you’re likely to go home for the season. We have a special motivation in District play because we’re hosting Regionals and have a chance to play at home again. I think our schedule has prepared us well for the tournament, now it’s one game at a time.”


Grand Blanc’s Mohamed Owda moves past a Swartz Creek opponent during Monday’s district opener. 
Photo by Jack Ransom Grand Blanc’s Mohamed Owda moves past a Swartz Creek opponent during Monday’s district opener. Photo by Jack Ransom Grand Blanc moved on to face Flushing in Wednesday’s semifinal. The Raiders opened districts with an 8-0 win over Flint. The winner will move on to face either Carman- Ainsworth or Lapeer for the district title on Friday at 6 p.m. Lapeer drew a first-round bye, while Carman- Ainsworth took down Davison 2-1 on Monday. — K.R.

Div. 2 at North Branch

Three players scored two goals apiece for Goodrich, as the Martians cruised to an 8-0 win over Croswell- Lexington during Monday’s Div. 2 district opener at Croswell-Lexington.

Goodrich’s Riley Moore, Garrett Doud and Trevor Taylor all scored two goals apiece during the contest, while Hunter Haffner and Hunter Stonerock recorded one each. Assists on the night went to both Luke Alexander and Grant Deaton, picking up one apiece.

“Overall a great effort around from everyone,” noted Goodrich coach Evan Huizenga following the game.

On the other side of the bracket, Ortonville-Brandon defeated Marysville 5-1 Monday to advance to the Wednesday semifinal against North Branch, that advanced on a 1-0 win over Armada.

The Martians moved on to host St. Clair Wednesday following press deadlines.

The winner of that game faces off against the winner of Ortonville- Brandon and North Branch tonight for the district title, slated for 4:30 p.m. at North Branch. — A.V.

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