From staff reports
TRAVERSE CITY — The lead in the Big North Conference soccer race will be at stake Thursday when Traverse City West and Central collide at West.
The Trojans improved to 5-0 in league play Tuesday with a 2-0 win over Gaylord. West, meanwhile, went to 4-0 with a 5-1 triumph over Cadillac.
Jack Lhamon, Christian Geiger, Nico Ragel-Wilson, Alex Patten and Evan Cramer found the back of the net in the Titans win. Tyler Porter assisted on the first two goals of the night. Cam Sipple also drew an assist.
Justin Kraft turned aside seven shots on goal for West (4-5-1 overall). Cadillac dropped to 6-5 overall, 2-3 in the league.
Central turned two goals by Adam Stepan into a victory. Noah Mitchell-Ward assisted on both tallies. The Trojans (7-4-1) outshot Gaylord (1-5-3, 0-4) 17-1. Carl Gardner was in goal.
TC Christian 4
Traverse City Christian scored three unanswered goals in the second half for a 4-2 win over Bellaire.
Cam Beemer led the Sabres with two goals and an assist. His second goal with 29:26 left tied the game. Daniel Weber scored the game-winner on a breakaway feed from Brad Benson with 11:36 remaining. Kevin Mannes added the clincher. Jacob Rorick picked up two assists for Christian (5-4), which hosts its own tournament Saturday.
Bellaire, now 8-1, opened the scoring with 33:18 left in the first half on a goal by Nic Underwood. Denny Hall drew the assist. After Beemer’s first tally, the Eagles reclaimed the lead with 3:11 left in the half on a goal by Ryan Cybulla off a Drew Emery assist.
Bellaire hosts Forest Area on Thursday.
Glen Lake 2
Cam Stowe netted two goals as Leland defeated Glen Lake 4-2.
Noah Fetterolf added a goal and two assists for the Comets, now 7-2. Mike Osorio also scored. Tony Mosqueda and Collin Platts picked up assists. Mike Farese had five saves in net.