Pine River soccer team falls to Crossroads

BIG RAPIDS — Both soccer teams were looking for their first win of the season on Thursday, but Crossroads Charter Academy came out in a major way with an 8-0 victory over Pine River.

When Tyler Hund scored with 15:31 to play in the second half at the Mitchell Creek Sports Complex, the game ended on the eight-goal mercy rule.

It was 3-0 at halftime.

An accidental goal by Pine River in its own net was credited to Tyler Omo to begin the scoring.

Ethan Davis scored the second goal, assisted by Omo, who had the third goal on an assist from Davis.

In the second half, Dawson Soller scored from Omo for a 4-0 lead. Josh Hunt scored assisted by Soller. Britton Angell scored his first career goal on a header off a corner kick by Josh Hunt for a 6-0 lead. The seventh goal was scored by David Barger from Davis. Hund scored, assisted by Davis for the eighth goal.

CCA is 1-6-1.

“The first half was a little rocky,” CCA coach Josh Yurick said. “We had 12 shots on goal in the first half. I told the boys they had to settle down. Pine River’s defense and keeper did a good job of keeping things out.”

Cameron Carnes was keeper for CCA.

“At half, I had them reset, relax and take their time to focus on their skills,” Yurick said.

“Once they settled into that type of groove, they played better. For Pine River, goalkeeper Dalten Sible had 24 saves. Tyler Lindquist had 13 block/steals, Bryce Wanstead had nine block/steals, Ethan Underhill had one shot, Hunter Poe had two shots, Aryelle Sible had three block/steals, and Maverick Boerma, Daria Lindquist and Malachi Holmes had two block/steals apiece.

“The kids are playing tough, they’re definitely improving,” Pine River coach Jenny Hoaglund said. “This is game 3 of this week. We played Tuesday and Wednesday We’ve had no practices to work on anything. They’re exhausted. We had a late night on Wednesday getting back from Cheboygan.”

Darwin Sible was keeper for Pine River.

The Bucks have 16 players on their roster, including five girls.