2017-09-14 / Sports

Comets outlast Bears for 10th win

North Bay boys blank Kingsley, Lakers score 10 against Benzie


LELAND MIDFIELDER Nick Saffell (3) unleashes a shot Monday during a Northwest Conference showdown with visiting Buckley at Hancock Field. LELAND MIDFIELDER Nick Saffell (3) unleashes a shot Monday during a Northwest Conference showdown with visiting Buckley at Hancock Field. Chris Ursu sped down the right side line and delivered a perfectly placed ball to the foot of Garrison Buta-Scott.

Buta-Scott did the rest.

The result was a 1-0 lead for Leland just 64 seconds into a Northwest Conference showdown with visiting Buckley, an early season battle of unbeaten teams. Another goal from Cobe Lund on a similar looking setup from Ursu in the first half gave the Comets all the offense they would need to come away with a big 2-1 win.

“I wouldn’t say we planned on getting it that early,” Comets coach Joe Burda said, “but we knew we needed to get on the board and not let them pack it in. It was good soccer.”

The Comets (10-0, 2-0 Northwest) leaned on their defense and keeper Andy Mosqueda from there.


ST. MARY STUDENT and North Bay soccer player Andrew Tondreau (10) maneuvers around a Kingsley player on Monday. 
Photo: Ron Kramer ST. MARY STUDENT and North Bay soccer player Andrew Tondreau (10) maneuvers around a Kingsley player on Monday. Photo: Ron Kramer Mosqueda’s biggest save of the game came at the 26:04 mark of the second half when he dove to his right and sent Buckley’s breakaway bid bouncing beyond the right post.

The lone tally allowed by Mosqueda was an own goal with 15:17 remaining in the second half.

“He made a couple really good saves,” Burda said.

The Comets, who have now outscored opponents 56-4 this season, were slated to play at Glen Lake after press time last night.

Pino, North Bay roll past Stags

A four-point night from Ethan Pino propelled North Bay to a 6-0 win over visiting Kingsley on Monday.

We struggled with Kingsley tonight, only getting out to a 2-0 halftime lead, but we lit them up in the second half,” North Bay coach Tom Spencer said in an email.

North Bay (5-2, 2-0 Northwest) had one goal and three assists from Pino, two goals from Navneet Dhami, two goals from Brett Dyer, and one goal and one assist from Ethan Sommerfield. Andrew Tondreau, Austin John and James Kwiatkowski led the way defensively, Spencer said.

The team was slated to play at Buckley after press time last night.

McDonough, Lakers tame Huskies

A huge game from senior Peyton McDonough on Monday lifted Glen Lake to a 10-3 win over visiting Benzie.

McDonough finished with five goals and one assist; Tyler Robbins had two goals and an assist; Brady McDonough had one goal and one assist; Alex Loeffler had one goal and one assist; Jacob Dezelski had one goal; and Jumpei Ohashi had two assists.

“The guys were able to find the back of the net today early and often,” coach Jared Boynton said.

Glen Lake (2-4, 1-1 Northwest) was slated to host Leland after press time last night.

Dyer’s hat trick a highlight in TC

County teams combined to post a 1-3 record Saturday in the Traverse City Christian Cup at the Keystone Soccer Complex in Traverse City.

North Bay went 1-1, dropping a 3-1 decision with Manistee and beating Big Rapids 3-2. Ethan Sommerfield scored North Bay’s lone goal in the opener; Brett Dyer scored all three against Big Rapids. Luke LaCross and Jose Garcia each had one assist on the day.

Gaylord and Big Rapids beat Glen Lake 3-0 and 2-1, respectively. Peyton McDonough recorded Glen Lake’s lone goal against Big Rapids, drawing and converting a penalty kick.

North Bay nets five at Benzie

Three-point performances from Brett Dyer and Ethan Sommerfield at Benzie last Wednesday carried North Bay to a 5-1 win in the team’s 2017 Northwest Conference opener.

North Bay gave up a goal less than a minute into the match but fired back from there with a flurry of offense, finding the back of the net four times before the end of the first half.

Dyer delivered two goals and an assist. Sommerfield supplied one goal and two assists. Navneet Dhami and Jose Garcia scored their first goals this season; Austin John had one assist.

Lakers stumble at Buckley

Ridge Beeman registered a hat trick last Wednesday as Buckley dispatched visiting Glen Lake 5-1.

Peyton McDonough scored the lone goal for Glen Lake, a rocket from the right side. The tally was McDonough’s seventh in the team’s first three games.

Alex Loeffler had the assist.

Hat tricks fuel Comets at home

Three-goal games from Cobe Lund and Chris Ursu last Wednesday lifted Leland to its first league win, an 8-0 thumping of visiting Kingsley.

The Comets owned a 5-0 lead at halftime and an 11-2 edge in shots.

Lund recorded his hat trick in the first half, finishing with three goals and two assists; Ursu had three goals and one assist. Adam Maleski had a multi-goal night, as well, finishing with two goals and one assist. Owen Kareck and Collin Satterwhite each had one assist. Garett Miller was in net for Leland, securing the shutout with two saves.

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