Late Rios goal knots match
Newaygo 1 Fremont 1
The Lions traveled to Fremont Thursday afternoon for a battle between two unbeaten teams in the conference. It was a tight contest throughout with the teams scrapping to a 0-0 tie at the intermission. Fremont finally broke the tie with 5 minutes to play on a David Wachter penalty kick. Newaygo answered with just 2 minutes left in the match on a goal from Francisco Rios and the match ended in a 1-1 deadlock.
Newaygo outshot the Packers 8-6. Joe Kortge made 7 saves for the Packers while Matthew Richardson made 5 saves for Newaygo. Fremont moved to 10-3-4 overall and 5-0-2 in the conference while Newaygo moved to 13-1-1 overall and 6-0-1 in the conference giving them first place for the regular season. The conference tournament begins next Monday.
Grant doubles dominance helps deliver win
Grant 7 Fremont 1
The Tigers traveled to Fremont and brought home a victory. The Tiger doubles teams swept the host Packers. Dustin Slachter and Payton won at 2D 6-0 6-0. Trent Patton and Diego Krepps got the third doubles win and Kyle Bay and Isaac Higgins were victorious at 4 dubs. The Grant top doubles team, Jed VanderWeide and Carter Chase, won 6-1 6-0. Karlton Zerlaut took the #1 singles match 6-0 6-0. The last two matches on court went almost 2 and 1/2 hours. Riley Holmberg at #2 singles and Matt Hautamaki at #3 singles each went the full 3 sets to outlast Packers Finn Giberson and Parker Vandenberg and both claimed the hard fought victories 6-4 in the final set. Packer netter Joey DeLong remains undefeated in conference play after a 6-1, 6-3 win over Eli Bradley.
Down to their last point the Pack comes back
Fremont 3 Central Montcalm 2
The Packers showed up with heart to grab a huge comeback win over Central Montcalm in conference play. After winning the first set 25-21, Fremont dropped the next two 14-25 and 25-27.
Down 16-24 and on the cusp of defeat, the team battled back point by point to win the 4th set 26-24 and force a 5th. With the support of an energetic crowd, the Pack kept the momentum to seal the win at 15-10. The seniors played a huge role with their leadership on and off the court. The setters led in serving and assists with Calla Miller serving 12 points and 17 assists and Carle Bruggema serving 13 points and 16 assists. Rhi Pafford and Natalie Jamieson led in kills with 18 and 12 kills respectively. Defensively Kennedy Christoffersen had a career high of 30 digs and Kaitlynn Bennett pulled up 21 digs. This win brings FPV to a conference record of 2-1.
Next home game? Newaygo, October 1st.