Jared Steiner scored all three goals for Lincoln-Alcona as they defeated Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian Academy, 3-2, in a Division IV district title game Friday at the Click Road Soccer Complex in Petoskey.
With the win, Lincoln-Alcona advances to a Division IV regional semifinal at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Suttons Bay against Hart.
Aaron Chatfield closed his stellar high school career with both goals for the Eagles, who close a 14-10 season, and finished with 201 career goals.
Chatfield’s 201 career record is a Michigan High School Athletic Association boys’ soccer record.
“It is always disappointing to lose,” NMCA coach Lee Chatfield said. “But the boys played hard and have shown some great maturity this season.”
Alcona’s Steiner scord the first goal of the game halfway through the first half on a rebound shot.
Chatfield then tied the game at 1-all as he went over a wall of Tigers on an indirect kick 11 minutes later.
Steiner would then score his second goal of the game five minutes into the second half on a breakway through the middle.
Chatfield again answered with his second goal at the 26 minute mark of the half after busting through the Tiger defense.
“Aaron played hard tonight against a good team,” Lee Chatfield said. “All our seniors, Jake Lovitt, Robert Taylor and Andrew Vandeyacht played well.”
The game remained tied for the next 22 minutes before Steiner kicked in his third goal of the game and second of the half into the right corner of the net.
Michael Malton started in goal and made 12 saves for the Eagles, while Aaron Ritchie made 14 saves for the Tigers.
Prep soccer: NMCA falls to Lincoln-Alcona in Division IV district final
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