Monday Games, Matches
Tigers, Warriors Split
Western Michigan Christian defeated Grant 10-0 in five innings in the opening game of a doubleheader. Starting pitcher Maria Sanocki no-hit the Tigers, striking out six and walking just two. Sanocki, Catherine Bradford-Royle, Hannah Nestell, Abby Sweetman, and Taylor Mosher each notched an RBI for the Warriors.
In the nightcap, the Tigers sent seven players across the plate in the first inning then held back a late Warrior charge to gain the split. Alissa Diltz picked up the win for Grant striking out two, and walking none. Carlie Stray had three hits and 4 RBIs topace the Tiger offense with Diltz and Abbi Konicki eachplating a pair.
Maria Sanocki led WMC with three hits and three RBIs and Catherine Bradford-Royle knocked a solo home run for the Warriors.
Cats Claw Past Pack
The Fremont Packers took at 3-1 conference record into Monday evening's match against the 2-1 Wildcats of Lakeview.
Lakeview started the scoring just 8 minutes in when Amanda Larson beat Audrey Johnson in net for the goal. The score remained 1-0 until Lakeview added their second score 22 minutes into the second half. This time Larson scored off a set play from 25 out.
The Packers finally answered with 4 minutes to play but it simply wasn't enough. Calla Miller scored Fremont's lone goal on a pass from Bre Harris. The Packers outshot the Wildcats 13-12. Audrey Johnson, Natalie Jamieson and Torey Reichert-Slater combined for 10 saves while Danielle Carpenter made 12 saves for the Wildcats.
The Packers fell to 3-2 overall and in the conference while Lakeview improved to 3-1 overall and in the conference.
Grant Netters Sweep Past WMC
Olivia Keelean and Emerson Cole blanked their opponents while Jill Arends yielded just a single game as the Tigers dominated singles play (Kierstyn Throop won by default).
In doubles the the #2 team of Miriam Delgado-Sydney Patin and #4 Liberty Pleune-Kaitlin Pascoe each shut out their Warrior foes while #1 Kathryn Stong-Brooklyn Presler lost once and #3 Elvira Cruz-Cecilia Ovalle dropped just two on their way to straight set wins.