From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — PORTAGE — Maddy Jenner and Jess Kalbfleisch netted two goals apiece and were two out of six goal scorers for Traverse City West in an 8-0 victory over Kalamazoo Central Saturday at the Portage Invitational girls soccer tournament.
In its next two games the Titans (2-1-1) lost 3-1 to Portage Central and tied Portage Northern 1-1.
Jayna Brunetti, Kiley Kreple, Julie Rapson and Maria Rapson also tallied goals in West’s victory. Brunetti also added two assists, while Kalbfleisch, Julie Rapson, Kreple and Gracie Earl also assisted.
Savannah Wojtanowski was in goal for the first three-quarters of the contest, with Maggie Troost filling in for the last portion of the game.
Maria Rapson had the goals for West in the next two games, with assists coming from Brunetti and Earl. Wojtanowski was in net both games. Troost came on in relief for the last 10 minutes against Northern.
The Titans are scheduled to host Petoskey on Tuesday.
Suttons Bay gets tie, two losses at Ludington
LUDINGTON — In its first time outside this spring, the Suttons Bay girls soccer team played in the Ludington Invitational, posting a tie and two losses.
The Norsemen lost to the host Orioles 3-0 and Manistee 3-2, and tied Mason County Eastern 1-1.
Suttons Bay played the game short-handed with only 11 players available.
The highlight of the day for the Norsemen may have been in the tie with Mason County Eastern. Suttons Bay fell behind 1-0 with just under a minute to play in the game, but managed to force the draw on a Rachel Pasche goal, assisted by Dani Merwin, with 30 seconds remaining.
Against Manistee, Suttons Bay battled back from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits, tying the game both times. A Manistee penalty kick with five minute left was the difference. Suttons Bay got its goals from Merwin and Sethe Zachman. Assists were credited to Emily Beyer and Mariah Belluomii.
Irene Prado was in net for the Norsemen. Prado played well in her first outing since suffering a knee injury last year. She came up with big saves, including a penalty kick attempt against Ludington.
Suttons Bay is scheduled to play at Kingsley on Wednesday.
Thunder splits a DH
GRAND RAPIDS — The Traverse City Thunder Squirrels opened the 2013 campaign by splitting a doubleheader on Saturday, beating Grand Rapids Christian 7-5 and falling to Spring Lake 6-5.
Ellis Begley had a pair of goals and Jack Brewer had a goal and two assists to lead the way to the victory for the Thunder. Logan Krieger notched a goal and an assist, while Yanni Beeker and Zak Collins netted goals as well.
Mitch Wynkoop made 13 saves in net.
In the loss to Spring Lake, Collins and Begley had two goals apiece. Brett Spanski also scored. Assists went to Brewer and Krieger. Wynkoop made 10 saves in that game.
The Thunder hit the road on Tuesday to play Cadillac, then are at St. Francis on Thursday.
West JV goes 1-1-1
PORTAGE — Ellie Taplin and Mary-Kate Rose each scored twice on the day as the Traverse City West junior varsity girls soccer team went 1-1-1 at the Portage Invitational on Saturday.
Taplin scored both of her goals in a 6-0 rout of Kalamazoo Central. Stephanie DeVries, Macy Schwert, Rose and Katie Gildner also found the back of the net in that game.
The Titans then tied Portage Central 1-1, followed by a loss to Portage Northern 2-1. Rose had West’s goal against Central, with Kari Cannon scoring the goal against Northern.
Brittany Sanderson and Kaylie Camp shared goalkeeper duties. West (2-1-1) hosts Petoskey on Tuesday.
— Compiled by Chris Dobrowolski