From Staff Reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — ELK RAPIDS — Freshman Carley Patterson scored Elk Rapids’ only goal, but it was all the Elks would need to notch a season-opening 1-0 victory over the Traverse City Liberty.
Patterson scored with 11 minutes left in the first half.
Paige Granger made two saves for the shutout for Elk Rapids (1-0), which travels Thursday to Harbor Springs.
The Liberty’s Logen Poniatoski stopped eight shots.