Mattawan downs Battle Creek Central

By: 
Haley Hagen • couriersports@vineyardpress.biz
Mattawan’s Karina Sercombe (16) fights against the Battle Creek Central defense to move the ball toward the goal in last week’s 8-0 mercy rule win over the Bearcats.   Haley Hagen photo

   Last week the Mattawan girls’ soccer team dominated the Battle Creek Central right from the start. By halftime, the Wildcats had earned an eight-goal lead for a mercy rule 8-0 win, improving their record to 4-2-2.
   It took only a few minutes for Mattawan to take a lead over the Bearcats. With her Wildcats already up 2-0,  Natalie Martinic scored a solo goal, followed by junior Ashlynn Carter’s back-to-back goals, giving the Wildcats a 5-0 lead. 
   With five minutes left in the half, Mattawan’s Sophie Ross was fouled in the goalie box, which resulted in a free kick. The senior had no problem finding the back of the Battle Creek net, for a Mattawan 6-0 lead. The Wildcats’ final two goals came within a minute of each other, when Jenna Bussott and Lauren Sysol each scored solo goals.
   The win wasn’t the only shut-out for the Wildcats this week. On Monday evening,  Mattawan blanked the visiting Stevensville Lakeshore Lancers, 3-0.   
   Friday, the Wildcats traveled to Kalamazoo, facing the 4-6 Loy Norrix Knights. 

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