CHARLEVOIX -- Steve Halstead had three goals and an assist Tuesday as the Boyne City High School boys soccer team remained unbeaten in the Lake Michigan Conference with a 6-0 victory over Charlevoix.
Alan Bielas, Jared Fleming and Luca Thomsen also scored as the Ramblers improved to 7-3 overall, 3-0 league.
Also for the Ramblers, who led 3-0 at halftime, Austin Gardner had three assists and Jacob Knitter added an assist.
Knitter made 12 saves in goal and posting the shutout.
Boyne oach Nick Baic credited Nigel Bell with strong play at midfield.
"For the first 20 minutes of the game, we definitely stuck with them and we held our own," Charlevoix coach Jon Boss said. "But they scored three goals and we were back on our heels. We didn't get ourselves prepared for the game and we talked about that at halftime.
"The second half was much better. I thought we controlled the majority of the possession in the second half, but we just weren't able to capitalize on our opportunities."
Boss credited stopper Justin Pearl with a strong game. Charlevoix is 4-3-1, 1-1.
Harbor Springs 9, Kalkaska 1
KALKASKA -- John Bailey scored four goals and Forrest Lundgren had three goals and an assist Tuesday as Harbor won its first Lake Michigan Conference game of the season.
"Our goal in this game was to go out and commit to being aggressive and playing forward and we did well doing that," said Harbor coach Ed Fantozzi, whose team improved to 3-7 overall, 1-2 league.
The Rams outshot the Blazers, 37-2, and ended the game on the eight-goal mercy rule with about 10 minutes to play.
James Cleary added a goal and an assist for the Rams, Mitch Wallin scored a goal, Geraldo Silva finished with two assists, and John Rapasky, Andy Morse and Tristan Kenwabikise added an assist apiece.
Morse earned the win in goal.
Fantozzi also lauded the play of Riley Hill and Cody Selewski in the midfield, along with that of defender Mitch Corey.
Harbor returns to action on Monday, Sept. 10, with a league game at Charlevoix.
"We have four good days of practice to really work on some things and get some things ironed out," Fantozzi said. "I think this is a good step and as we move on we're going to get better. I'm very happy with this team and the talent level they have, it's just a matter of putting it together."
Burt Lake NMCA 6, Harbor Light 0
BURT LAKE -- Aaron Chatfield scored three goals and added two assists as the Eagles downed Harbor Light in a non-league game on Tuesday.
"We stepped up our intensity from the start tonight," NMCA coach Lee Chatfield said. "Aaron had 16 shots, and Jeff Thompson had two goals from rebounds."
Jake Loveitt also scored, Thompson finished with two assists, and William Spears added an assist.
"Our defense of Robert Taylor, Andrew Vandeyacht, Van Vinz, and John Bloswick played a great game for us," coach Chatfield said.
NMCA, 6-2, goes to Muskegaon Western Michigan Christian for a non-league game on Friday, Sept. 7.
Prep soccer: Boyne remains perfect in Lake Michigan Conference
Harbor cruises past Kalkaska for first league victory
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