The girls soccer season ended for Three Rivers and Kalamazoo Christian in the regional championship as both squads ran into unbeaten juggernauts. The Wildcats fell Thursday 5-0 to Unity Christian and the Comets lost 2-0 to Calvin Christian Friday.
For Three Rivers, it was their deepest girls soccer run. Second-ranked Unity though continued their dynastic ways, making it to the state semifinal for the 17th time in program history.
Tonight our story book season came to an end. We fought and clawed through so much this season and made it all the way to the final 8. Tonight we went down but proved we can play and compete with the best Thank you to our amazing seniors. You showed us what is possible #WeAreTR pic.twitter.com/OPzy9yT2Gq
— Three Rivers Women’s Soccer (@tr_women) June 11, 2021
The Wildcats finish with an 8-6-1 record. The Crusaders move to 18-0-3 and play Tuesday night in the Division 3 semifinal at Cedar Springs.
After 34 competitive minutes to start the match over at Portage Northern, the Squires broke through with 5:07 remaining. Heidi Thomasma was able to drive to the net and sneak the ball around Comets goalkepeer Elizabeth Netz just prior to their collision.
Calvin firmly controlled momentum in the second half and got their second goal in the 54th minute from Lindsey Houtsma. Anna Hekman recorded a shutout in net, the 15th clean sheet this season for the Squires.
Kalamazoo Christian finishes at 15-6 but with only two seniors graduating (Avery Ekkens and Anna Buckout), the Comets will likely be right back in the mix next season. Top-ranked Calvin Christian (21-0-1) plays North Muskegon in the Division 4 semifinal Wednesday at Comstock Park.