Prep roundup: Boyne, Charlevoix win league soccer openers
Boyne City senior Steven Halstead (right) pushes the ball away from Harbor Springs' Mark Leonard during the first half of Monday's Lake Michigan Conference match at Ottawa Stadium in Harbor Springs. The Ramblers defeated the Rams, 2-0. (Steve Foley/News-Review / August 28, 2012)
The win lifted Boyne to 5-3.
Halstead assisted on Thomen's goal. Senior goalkeeper Jacob Knitter earned the shutout, which was Boyne's third straight.
Boyne coach Nick Baic lauded the defensive efforts of Chris Moore, Eric Patrick, Corey Bohnet, Jared Fleming, Trevor Day and Ben Halstead.
For Harbor, 2-6, coach Ed Fantozzi praised the defensive play of Casey Cosens and James Cleary, along with that sophomore keeper Andy Morse.
"Andy Morse turned away a penalty kick and he's been real solid," Fantozzi said. "I'm pretty proud of his consistency along with Casey Cosens and James Cleary.
"It's been tough. This game was the most amount of guys we've had all season, but Boyne did a good job and they did what they had to do and won the game."
On Saturday, Harbor finished 1-2 in its own invitational.
The Rams fell to Charlevoix, 3-1; beat Harbor Light Christian, 1-0; and lost to Gaylord, 4-2.
Forrest Lundgren and John Bailey each had two goals and an assist for Harbor, while Colton Jacobs finished with two assists.
Charlevoix 6, Elk Rapids 3
CHARLEVOIX -- Nick Snabes had three goals and two assists Monday as Charlevoix opened Lake Michigan Conference play with a victory over the Elk Rapids junior varsity squad.
Brendan Britt added two goals, Justin Pearl had a goal and an assist, and Connor Currier and Jordan Jelinek each had an assist for Charlevoix.
Currier and Nate Moon split the game in goal for the Rayders, who improved to 3-2-1 overall and surpassed their win total from 2011.
"It was a solid game for the entire team," Charlevoix coach Jon Boss said. "We possessed the ball, we moved the ball around the field very well. The guys were able to make the plays and make the passes the way we've been working on them, and it paid off for them.
"We probably had the ball down in their half of the field about 70 percent of the time."
Boss lauded the play of forward Walker Drost along with that of sweeper Eric Tripplehorn.