Dow soccer ends regular season with first loss

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Dow High suffered its first loss Monday, as Rochester Adams shut out the visiting Chargers 1-0 in non-league women’s soccer. Dow entered the game ranked No. 6 in Division 1, while Adams is ranked No. 10 in Division 1.

Chargers goaltender Jessica Erickson made six saves in a losing effort.

Dow wraps up the regular season at 14-1-2 and hosts Saginaw Heritage in the district quarterfinals Friday at 5 p.m.

THE MUSTANGS PUMMEL HARRISON TWICE

Meridian swept Harrison 18-0 in three innings and 10-0 in five innings Monday to finish 10-4 in the Jack Pine Conference softball standings.


Kelsey Merillat (10-4) picked up the win in Game 1, going all three innings and allowing two hits.

Taylor Hopkins homered and a hat-trick for the Mustangs, while Merillat had two hits and Karlyn Dunn doubled.

Kami Linton (11-2) picked up the win in Game 2, going all five innings and allowing two hits and three walks.

Dunn had two doubles for Meridian, while Mackenzie Zdrojewski also had two hits, Hopkins and Linton both tripled, and Merillat and Grace Chinavare added a double each.

The Mustangs (21-6 overall) travel to Bullock Creek on Wednesday.

MERIDIAN SWEEPS HORNETS

Meridian swept Harrison 10-3, 17-0 in three innings at Jack Pine Conference baseball on Monday. The opener also served as the championship game of the Harrison Wood Bat Tournament which was suspended on Saturday.

Drew LaFave took the win in Game 1, going three innings and giving up two runs.

Cam Haiser and Carson Cetas both had three hits, two RBIs and two runs scored for the Mustangs, while Blake Holcomb added two hits.

Haiser pitched all three innings to take the nightcap victory. He allowed one hit and struck out 11.

Cetas had four hits and two RBIs and scored twice, while LaFave had two hits and two RBIs and scored twice, and Haiser added a hit and three walks and two RBIs.

Meridian (16-10 overall, 7-6 JPC) travels to Coleman on Friday.

CREEK SOCCER FALLS VALLEY LUTHERAN

Bullock Creek lost 5-0 to Saginaw Valley Lutheran in Tri-Valley Conference West women’s soccer on Monday.

Despite the final score, Creek coach Jason Long was happy with the way his Lancers played.

“Overall, the team played very well against a very good and very solid team from Valley Luthern. It’s never fun to take a loss, but Valley Luthern is technically strong in all aspects of their game,” Long noted. “Apart from a PK and an own goal, we really kept things pretty close.

“Jacey Herst, Brooke Frankland, Lauryn Wishowski and Brea McGraw all had good chances to put one on during the game, and defenders Skyler Parsons, Claudia Moses and Ella White did a commendable job of slowing down the offense of the valley,” he added. .

Creek goaltender Erin Harnick had another big game, making an incredible 30 saves in the loss.

“She continues to save our bacon on a regular basis and has been nothing short of fantastic throughout the season,” Long said.

The Lancers wrap up the TVC West game with an 8-4-0 record and travel to Essexville Garber on Wednesday to face the host Dukes in a Division 3 district quarter-final.

FREELAND BASEBALL EXTENDS WINNING STRING TO 9

The Freeland baseball team extended its winning streak to nine games on Monday, sweeping Saginaw Heritage 7-1 and 3-2 in non-conference action.

Hayden Hileman earned the full-game victory in Game 1, allowing four no-walk hits and 12 strikeouts.

Colin Dee went 3 for 4 with an RBI for the Falcons, while Daniel Duley went 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Jacob Kowalski also had two hits and an RBI.

Alex Duley pitched a full game on just 69 pitches to take the last-drink victory.

Freeland catcher Xavier Worden threw a run and threw two potential base stealers, while Daniel Duley also had an RBI.

The Falcons (23-5) head to Shepherd on Tuesday.

DOW GOLF 7TH IN TOURNAMENT

The Dow High men’s golf team finished seventh at the Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Invitational held at Spring Meadows in Linden on Monday. Clarkston won the tag team title with a score of 318, while the Chargers shot 330.

Cesar Cunaud shot a 73 for Dow to finish third individually, while Nathan Cleghorn and Caden Chritz both shot an 85 and Jacob O’Connor shot an 86.

Dow will compete in a regional Division 1 split on the West Course of the Currie Golf Course on May 31.

SWEEPED COMETS IN BASEBALL

Coleman was swept 6-4, 10-0 in five innings in Mid-State Activities Conference baseball on Monday.

Ty Klopf suffered the loss in Game 1, going 5 2/3 innings and allowing four earned runs on five hits with seven strikeouts.

Ty Murray scored a run for the Comets, who led 4-2 after four innings but couldn’t hold on.

Murray suffered the loss in Game 2, allowing four earned runs on six hits over four innings.

Ayden Ruhle tripled for Coleman.

The Comets will host Saint-Louis on Wednesday.

GLADWIN WINS BIG AT SOCCER

Gladwin’s Anna Seebeck scored three goals, while Katie Seebeck scored twice as she led the Flying G’s to an 8-0 win over Houghton Lake in Monday’s regular-season women’s soccer final.

The game was stopped via the mercy rule in the 46and minute.

Trinity Siegert, Delaney Reynolds and Brooke Methner each scored a goal, while Mahak Kashyap had two assists and Emma Anderson an assist.

The G’s finished the regular season at 10-6-2 overall and 6-2-0 in the Northern Michigan Soccer League.

“We focused on ball control and passing, and the girls responded with their best pass of the season,” Gladwin coach Jerome Smalley said. “All the girls learn to trust their teammates and play the right game of football.”

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