Pine River soccer team falls to Crossroads, Lakeview

LEROY — Crossroads fired out to a 6-0 lead in the first half and scored the final four goals in an 11-3 win over Pine River on Thursday.

Crossroads, 14-3, opened the scoring on a goal by Brooks Angell, assisted by Caleb Bennett, followed by Greg Woolen from Andrew Duddles, Caleb Bennett from Duddles, Duddles from Bennett, Dennis Staedtler from Bennett and freshman Justin Guernsey with his first varsity goal from Staedtler.

Pine River then had three straight scores from Schroeder Vanderhoof, including one on the penalty kick. Prior to halftime, Tallack Brekke converted for the Cougars, assisted from Duddles. In the second half, David Hunt scored twice, including once on an assist from Duddles. Brekke scored, assisted by Thorne, who notched the 11th goal with 23:54 left in regulation to end the game on the mercy rule.

“I thought the guys passed the ball well, they used the wings well,” said Crossroads coach Ross Meads. “We missed some chances that when we get into the crossovers next week and the districts we need to make sure we’re putting them in. But I thought they created opportunities very well.

“Their No. 14 (Cole Gingrich) had a great throw-in which gave us problems on two of their goals,” Means added. “We didn’t mark up well. But that’s a credit to their throw in. They did a nice job on that.”

Vanderhoof continues to have a strong season, noted Pine River coach Jenny Hoaglund.

“Crossroads is a great team,” Hoaglund said. “We knew that going into it. The score doesn’t show it but these kids played their best game they’ve played all year. There were things that didn’t go right. For the most part, they played better that what they’ve played. They improve every game.”

Lucas Harris and Ethan Crawford were goalkeepers for Pine River.

Pine River has a crossover game Thursday with an opponent to be named later.

 Lakeview 8, Pine River 0

LAKEVIEW — Lakeview got out to a quick lead scoring three goals in the first 10 minutes of action and didn’t look back in an 8-0 win over Pine River on Friday. The Wildcats put six goals on the board in the first half and added two more in the second half to pick up the win. Pine River keeper Lucas Harris made eight saves in the loss.