Bailey Cristofori scores for Waterford Unified in the 11-5 win over Walled Lake Unified on Monday, May 6.
The Waterford Unified women’s lacrosse team scored 1:30 into the game and never looked back as they beat Walled Lake Unified 11-5 on Monday, May 6.
Stacy Nguyen scored quickly for Waterford in a KLAA Lakes Conference game at Pierce Middle School. Waterford Unified kept the pressure on goals by Krissy Smith, Briana Holland, Amanda Barnes and Bailey Cristofori to take a commanding 5-0 lead with 13:48 to go in the first half.
After a Walled Lake timeout, the Lady Gladiators got on the board with a goal by Kortney Diaz with 12:10 to go in the half. Walled Lake scored again on a great shot by Amanda Brunt at the 6:25 mark. Samantha Wais got a goal for the Gladiators with 1:27 left in the half cutting the lead to 5-3.
Angelita Yerena with the quick shot for Waterford in the 11-5 win over Walled Lake.
Waterford (3-7) broke the game open in the second half as they scored 5 unanswered goals to build a 9-3 lead with 8:08 left in the game. Krissy Smith, Briana Holland, Bailey Cristofori and Brittany Dupuis scored two goals apiece to lead the offensive onslaught for Waterford. Goalies Emily Stieber and Kyley Hartel combined to hold Walled Lake to just five goals on the evening in a wide-open game. Kortney Diaz scored Walled Lake’s lone goal of the second half with 1:25 left.
Waterford Head Coach Jeff Gillespie was very pleased with the effort. “Our passing was good tonight. We moved to ball very well through the middle of the field, which allowed us to score on transition. We did a good job of pressuring the ball through the midfield which caused multiple turnovers.”
In a victory over Walled Lake Central, the Walled Lake Northern Varsity Boys Lacrosse Team won the 2013 City Championship last month.
The Walled Lake Northern Varsity Lacrosse team won the 2013 City Championship in an exciting game vs. Walled Lake Central.
The game, which was played at Central, saw the WLN Knights get out to an early lead, but the WLC Vikings recovered quickly and went into halftime with an 8 – 4 lead. The second half went back and forth before WLN scored their fifth goal, which seemed to ignite their offense into scoring an additional seven goals before games end. The WLN Knights strong second half performance rocketed them to a 13 – 10 defeat of their WLC Viking rivals.
Having previously defeated their other crosstown rivals, the Walled Lake Western Braves, by a score of 9 – 4 on April 13, this victory over WLC found the WLN Knights regaining possession of the Walled Lake Varsity Cup trophy and the Walled Lake City Lacrosse Championship for 2013. First season WLN Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach Ryan Jay and Asst. Varsity Coach Russ Brandt were more than happy to gain these honors for their WLN Varsity squad. “The boys showed tremendous character in their second half comeback. It’ll be a game we’ll all remember for a long time to come” Coach Jay said.
Milford sophomore Hannah Hasley with the single to right for the Mavericks in game one of the doubleheader against crosstown rival Lakeland on Monday, April 29.
BY CHRIS WALL
The Lakeland softball team swept crosstown rival Milford in a doubleheader on Monday, April 29. The lady Eagles blanked the Mavericks 10-0 in game one. Milford’s Rachel Morrin started out strong blanking the Eagles through the first 3 innings. Lakeland exploded for 9 runs in the bottom of the 4th as the lady Eagles slammed 5 home runs. Freshman catcher Alexa Flores led off the inning by blasting a line drive homer off the scoreboard in center field.
Lynsey Raschke catches the towering fly ball for the Mavericks in center field in the third inning on April 29.
Selena Hicks followed with a towering home run to left field for a 3-0 lead. Lauren Brouillard drilled the third consecutive homer over the fence in left center giving the Eagles a 4-0 lead. Two batters later, Kendall Johnson blasted a 2 run homer. After a walk, Alexa Flores drilled a two run homer, which was her second home run of the inning giving the Eagles a 10-0 cushion.
Senior pitchers Selena Hicks and Annika Wiesinger combined on the 5 hit shutout for Lakeland. Hicks struck out 7 batters while raising her record to 7-1. Freshman catcher Alexa Flores was the leading hitter with two home runs and 4 RBI’s for the Eagles. Flores’ sizzling afternoon at the plate saw her batting average soar to .500 after 9 games.
Hannah Szajner lays down a bunt single for the Eagles in the 10-0 win over Milford.
Lakeland won the second game of the doubleheader with a 9-3 paced by the hitting of shortstop Sam Dunnigan. Sam had two hits in the nightcap good for 4 runs batted in. Annika Wiesinger picked up with win as she gave up no runs in three innings on the mound. Milford sophomore Emily White led the Mavericks (3-6) with two hits.
Ryan Kraft lays down the sacrifice bunt for the Eagles in the exciting 1-0 win over cross town rival Milford on Monday, April 29 at Lakeland.
BY CHRIS WALL
Under sunny skies on Monday, April 29, Huron Valley baseball rivals split a double header. Game one was a pitcher’s duel featuring Lakeland junior Josh Martin and Milford senior Jake Lee. The Eagles pulled out the heart-stopping win 1-0 in the tenth inning. Pitcher Josh Martin led off the inning with a single. Dylan Jespersen reached base on a throwing error followed by a bunt single by Nolan Johnson to load the bases.
Pinch runner Blake Edwards scores the winning run for the Eagles on a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th in the heart stopping 1-0 win at Lakeland.
Milford got the next two batters on a strike out and a pop up out on an attempted squeeze bunt. With the bases loaded and two out, Terry Haren came to the plate for the Eagles. He took the count to 3-2 and drew a walk on a close pitch forcing in the winning run for Lakeland.
Both pitchers were outstanding through 7 innings. Lee left after 7 innings giving up no runs, allowing only 3 hits and fanning six. Martin threw a shut out through 9 innings throwing 123 pitches while striking out 15. Milford’s Alex Butkovich and Grant Hawes came on in relief for the Mavericks giving up no runs in the 8th and 9th innings.
Junior Grant Hawes fires a strike in the bottom of the 9th for the Mavericks on Monday, April 29.
Junior Ross Heiman came on in relief for the Eagles in the 10th to get the win for Lakeland. Josh Martin went 3 for 4 at the plate to lead the Eagle hitters.
Milford bounced back in the second game with the solid 5-1 win. The Mavericks got a quick lead 3-0 in the first inning thanks to an RBI single from Sam Lee and a throwing error by Lakeland. Milford pitcher Scott Cazabon picked up the win for the Mavericks as the game was called after six innings due to darkness.
Above: Bret Gustafson with the fast ball strike to lead Walled Lake Central to a 5-3 win over Brighton in a KLAA cross over game on Monday, April 22 at Walled Lake Central.
The Walled Lake Central baseball team beat Brighton 5-3 under sunny skies at home as pitcher Bret Gustafson fired a 2 hitter for the Vikings. Gustafson was in control the entire way as he struck out 9 to raise hi record to 2-0. All 3 of Brighton’s runs were unearned as the Viking defense committed 4 errors.
The Viking offense had only 5 hits but took advantage of each hit to put 5 runs on the board for their second win of the season. The Vikings (2-0) took advantage of their 5 hits led by Tyler Davis who went 2 for 3. Catcher Kevin O’Malley had two RBI’s and was outstanding behind the plate as he made two great catches on foul pop ups.
Above: Catcher Kevin O’Malley looks to first base after making a great catch on a foul ball for the Vikings at Walled Lake Central.
Head Coach Mike Roffi was very pleased with the second win of the season. “Bret Gustafson just pitched an unbelievable game today.” “We played a real quality team today. Brighton is an outstanding team that went to the quarter-finals last year.”
Coach Roffi went on to say “I loved how we competed today especially as the game got tighter. We don’t strike out very often and we manufactured a very important run in the sixth inning.
Above: Walled Lake Central’s Brendon O’Malley with a ground ball single for the Vikings in the 5-3 victory over Brighton.