TRAVERSE CITY — Adam Stepan scored with about 10 minutes remaining Saturday as Traverse City Central handed Midland its first loss of the soccer season, 2-1.
Owen Stratton drew the assist on Stepan's goal.
Midland is now 9-1-1.
Reilly deTar had scored in the first half for the Trojans (9-4-2) off an assist from Stepan. It was 1-1 at the break.
Colin Lesoski turned aside eight shots in goal.
Coach Rob Boynton said Central's play at midfield was the key.
"Our midfielders controlled the pace of the game," he said. "And, when we did get opportunities, we finished."
Central's JV team posted a 2-0 win. Josh Armour and Ben Kunz tallied for Central (9-2-1). Jack Brewer and Alex Oliver picked up assists. Elliot Stratton had two saves in goal.
Mason 2 TC West 0
Traverse City West fell to 9-3-2 with a 2-0 setback at Mason.
The Titans won the JV game 4-0 as Scott Wesenberg and Nico Ragel-Wilson netted two goals apiece. Jacob Casciano had the shutout in goal.
West is at Ogemaw Heights on Tuesday.
Benzie wins Silver bracket at Cadillac
Benzie Central won the Silver bracket in the Cadillac Invitational, beating Pine River 14-25, 25-19, 15-12 in the final.
The Huskies (19-3-10) finished 5-1 on the day. They beat Northport (25-14, 25-10), lost to White Cloud (22-25, 15-25) and then downed Grand Ledge (25-21, 21-25, 15-10), Central Lake (25-11, 25-14), Marion (25-15, 25-12) and Pine River.
Benzie was led by Molly Lehn (265 assists, 37 digs), Jenna Gauthier (21 kills, 12 aces, 25 blocks, 72 digs), Madison Lutzke (64 kills, seven aces, 14 blocks, 38 digs), Autumn Hagelstein (12 kills, 32 blocks), Maggie Geetings (49 assists, 14 kills, 38 digs), Kelsey Judge (48 digs) and Emily Scott (62 digs).
Leland lost to Grand Ledge 19-25, 19-25 in the quarterfinals of the Gold bracket.
The Comets went 2-1 in pool play, beating Central Lake (25-18, 25-17), losing to Mount Pleasant (25-22, 21-25, 11-15) and topping Pine River (25-22, 25-19).
Leland (25-7-2) was paced by Brooke Olesnavage (52 kills, 28 digs, five aces), Sammie Sterkenburg (10 kills, four aces, 37 assists), Caitlin McKee (49 assists, 18 digs), Annalise Robinson (11 aces, 22 digs), Felicia Whittaker (10 kills, six digs), Noa Yaakoby (15 kills, eight digs) and Maggie Osorio (four aces, 51 digs).
Traverse City Christian finished 1-3. The Sabres lost to Reed City (20-25, 16-25) and Fremont (14-25, 6-25), beat Marion (25-22, 21-25, 15-11), and fell to Pine River (17-25, 18-25).
The Sabres (11-15-5) were led by Laura Murray (10 kills, one ace, three blocks, 11 digs, 95 percent serving), Maddie White (16 kills, 95 percent serving with four aces, four blocks, five digs), Shannon Ufer (22 assists, three kills, five aces, eight digs), Aubrey Heersema (23 assists, eight kills, one block, four digs) and Amanda Ufer (11 kills, 95 percent serving with three aces, 11 digs).