Soccer teams end seasons
Ludington 3, Reed City 0
LUDINGTON - "We played very well against one of the best attacks we have seen all year," Reed City coach Chris Maddox said after his team's district loss on Thursday. "The speed of Ludington made us change our plan early on. Brandon Hall played exceptionally well in the net making 24 saves. He was seeing shots from all over and made the adjustments to get to the ball. I was very pleased with his performance. I was also very pleased with our defensive play. To hold a team of that caliber to three goals on their home field says a lot.
"We end our season at 4-15-1, but our record doesn't indicate the heart and passion our boys played all season. We were in many games that one more possession could of changed the outcome."
Lakeview 2, Pine River 0
The Pine River varsity soccer team "played an outstanding game" Thursday against the Lakeview Wildcats, Bucks coach Dave Fisher said of his team's district loss.
"Although Junior Dalten Sible had a season high 28 saves we were unable to get the ball into the net," Fisher said. "Our record does not reflect the huge improvements we made this season. In our first meeting with Lakeview we lost by mercy at the 73:42 second mark. In our second game the score was 1-0 at halftime. It took them an additional 30 minutes into the second half before they were able to find the net again.
"We did a great job adjusting to their style of offense and our defense held them near midfield a good portion of the game. Sophomore Lukas Fisher and senior Hunter Ashcroft did an amazing job matching up with their defense to stop their offensive confidence. We struggled moving the ball down the field toward the goal but we were able to get quite a few shots off."
Injuries impacted the Bucks.
"We really missed the offense and senior leadership of Ethan Underhill and Caleb Mitchell as well as freshman Jordan Nelson who were all out due to injury," Fisher said.
"Everyone saw action tonight as we played our 13th complete game of the season. We look forward to next season as we reset our team with 12 players returning from this year's greatly improved team."