Three Rivers’ varsity girls soccer team earned a 5-2 Wolverine Conference victory Wednesday night on its home pitch.
Three Rivers’ Abigail Stephens scored on a cross by Izzy Taylor at the 22:42 mark in the first half.
In the second half, Kelsey Barrett scored 24 seconds in on an assist by Lauryn Carlisi.
Hope Ogg put Sturgis on the board at 36:40, but the Wildcats’ Izzy Taylor scored two minutes later on a penalty kick to give the home team a 3-1 advantage.
Three Rivers keeper Jaylin Harbin, who had five saves on the night, blocked a Sage Groves shot but Jessica Gonzalez was there to score on the rebound at 32:18.
The Wildcats tacked on goals by Barrett (Taylor assist) and Hannah Shane (Barrett assist).
Brookelyn Wheeler finished with 12 saves for Sturgis, which dropped to 2-5-3.
Three Rivers is now 5-4.
“We had solid shots tonight and made them count,” Three Rivers coach Pete Bachinski said. “We have been working on positions and placing the ball for shots and when to capitalize and tonight it paid off. It was a great team effort by all tonight.”
“Three Rivers always gives Sturgis a good, hard-fought soccer game and tonight was no different,” Sturgis coach Tom Summerfield said. “We played well for the most part, a few lapses unfortunately led to scoring chances that Three Rivers capitalized on. Then pressing up late in the game allowed further opportunities resulting in the final score. We had our chances and must continue to work to get attempts, while, at the same time, limiting the opponent’s.”
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