TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City West notched its third win of the season over rival Traverse City Central, earning a berth in the Division 1 district finals in the process.
The Titans won 5-0 Thursday, scoring three goals in the game’s first 10 minutes to take control early and leading 4-0 by halftime.
Jessica Kalbfleisch and Jayna Brunetti scored two goals each, while Mikaela Ray added another.
Maria Rapson assisted on two goals, while Erica Whiting, Kalbfleisch and Eva Brunetti set up others.
Savannah Wojtanowski and Mary Troost split time in goal and combined to make nine saves as the defense of Kiley Kreple, Mikenna Ray, Mikaela Rya and Nicole Sanford helped keep the ball out the Titan net.
West (13-5-4) will have to wait a day to find out its finals opponent. Thursday’s contest between Midland Dow and Saginaw Heritage was repeatedly delayed by lightning and will be played today at 4 p.m.
Elk Rapids 1
Houghton Lake 0
Carley Patterson took advantage of a mistake and gave Elk Rapids the only score it would need in a 1-0 Division 3 district win over Houghton Lake.
Patterson was able to capitalize when the Bobcats’ goalie dropped the ball while making a save. The score came with 12 minutes left before halftime.
The Elks outshot Houghton Lake 17-1.
“The post got in the way,” Elk Rapids coach Andrea Krakow said.
The Elks (14-4-1) host Cheboygan in today’s 6 p.m. district final.
Suttons Bay wins D-4 district at Mistwood
Suttons Bay won the Division 4 district at Mistwood Golf Course in Lake Ann as five other teams punched their ticket to next Thursday’s regional.
The Norsemen won with a team score of 334, 17 strokes ahead of runner-up Leland. The other qualifiers in the 11-team field were Traverse City St. Francis (353), Glen Lake (362), Mesick (376) and Manton (387).
Suttons Bay’s Devin Capron led the team with a 77 that tied for second overall. The other Norse counters were Brent Duddles (82), Sean Lammy (87) and a tie between Eric Chapman and Lars Thornton with 88s.