2017-04-20 / Sports

Soccer roundup: Bonzelet, Lakers move to 7-0

By Jay Bushen
Of The Enterprise staff


GLEN LAKE soccer players celebrate their Hart Invitational title on Saturday. The Lakers captured the trophy with wins over Kalkaska, Montague and Leland. Photo: Robert DeKorne GLEN LAKE soccer players celebrate their Hart Invitational title on Saturday. The Lakers captured the trophy with wins over Kalkaska, Montague and Leland. Photo: Robert DeKorne Glen Lake soccer players know what to expect from Allie Bonzelet.

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen her give up on the ball,” junior defender Irma Howard said of her classmate. “It’s great having a girl with that talent up there. We can count on her when we need a goal.”

The Lady Lakers had plenty of Bonzelet goals to count last week as the midfielder found the back of the net eight times in five games, extending her goal-scoring streak to seven.

More importantly, the team extended its winning streak to seven.

Glen Lake closed out the 5-0 week—which included shutout wins over Leland and Suttons Bay—on Monday by winning at Benzie 8-0.

“They were getting open shots and taking advantage of their opportunities,” coach Andy Smith said. “We’ve kind of hit our stride. Right now, the girls are very comfortable with each other. They’re finding the runs, finding the plays and executing quite well.”

Glen Lake (7-0, 2-0 Northwest) controlled the midfield, dictated the tempo and found ways to create opportunities from the get-go.

Bonzelet and Jen LaCross had hat tricks; Annie Lively and Lili Kaastra scored one goal apiece. Karrigan LaCross added three assists; Lillie Diotte had two. Bonzelet and Kaastra added one assist apiece, as well.

The team will open up a three-game homestand with games against Alpena, Leland and Kingsley on Friday, Monday and Wednesday, respectively.

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Metcalf, Comets shut out Stags

Mollie Grishaw supplied the lone goal for Leland on Monday as the Comets captured a 1-0 win at Kingsley.

“We were happy to leave in regulation after a long week and hearing that Glen Lake went to overtime with them,” Leland coach Joe Burda said. “We didn’t know what to expect.”

Gigi Anhut assisted on Grishaw’s goal, which came at about the seven-minute mark of the first half.

Kira Metcalf secured her third shutout of the season, stopping five shots.

The Comets (4-2-1, 2-0 Northwest), who were slated to take on Suttons Bay at home in league action last night, will host Elk Rapids on Friday.

Bulldogs trip up Lady Norse

Suttons Bay struggled to score and the Traverse City Bulldog Athletic Association took advantage.

Offensive woes were the Achilles' heel on Monday as the Lady Norse slipped up against the Bulldogs, 3-2.

“Soccer is a cruel game and we experienced it,” Suttons Bay coach Tom Spencer said. “What’s important is that we learn from it and grow from it. We didn’t capitalize on our opportunities, but give them credit. They won.”

Sydney Deadman and Paige Kohler both tallied their fourth goals of the season in the loss. Emily Halverson and Haley Tarsa had one assist apiece.

The Lady Norse (3-2-1, 1-1 Northwest) will follow up last night’s game at Leland with a league showdown at Kingsley on Monday.

Lakers win Hart Invitational

Allie Bonzelet scored two goals, Mackenzie Steel scored one and the Glen Lake girls shut out Leland in the Hart Invitational championship game on Saturday 3-0.

“It was kind of a long drive to meet up with Glen Lake, but that was OK,” Leland coach Joe Burda said with a laugh. “Glen Lake handed us a pretty deserved loss. ... It was one of those bittersweet things to see them down there, but at least we got a chance to see them. Now we know what we’re up against.”

The Lakers knocked off Kalkaska 2-0 and Montague 3-1 en route to the title game. Bonzelet scored in both games while Margot Hazael- Massieux, Annie Lively and Annabel Skrocki found the back of the net once.

Leland beat Hart 5-3 and Ravenna 5-0. Goal scorers were Mollie Grishaw (five goals), Rowan Wilson (four) and Delaney Drake (one).

Glen Lake blanks Suttons Bay

Allie Bonzelet and Annabel Skrocki scored one goal apiece and Stephanie Purifoy made 12 saves as Glen Lake sent visiting Suttons Bay home with a 2-0 defeat last Wednesday.

“That was a tough game,” Glen Lake coach Andy Smith said. “North Bay came out and played with a lot of energy. They looked to create problems for us, but we were able to keep control of the ball and the game.”

Skrocki, who assisted on Bonzelet’s goal, opened the scoring about five minutes into the first half.

Smith said Purifoy, who made a big save on a Sydney Deadman breakaway in the second half, made the difference.

Grishaw nets four, Comets cruise

Mollie Grishaw recorded a first-half hat trick at Benzie last Wednesday as Leland got back to its winning ways with a convincing 6-0 victory.

Grishaw continued her huge night in the second half, adding a fourth goal. Delaney Drake and Rowan Wilson added one goal and one assist apiece. Mattie Burda had one assist.

“The girls earned a lot of confidence tonight,” Leland coach Joe Burda said.

Burda credited the 14-1 shot differential to Julie Bardenhagen, Grace Noorman and Talia Yaakoby.

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