Petoskey – Obviously, you never want to lose when the opponent is on the other side.
But a tie? It hurts too.
Petoskey And the Gaylord boys’ soccer teams are in this position after Thursday night ended in a 0-0 stalemate in a Big North Conference game.
The first game of the season came for Petoskey (2-5-3) at Northmen Stadium, now 10 games into 2023.
Gaylord (1-3-4) has played in his fourth game of the season, including his third goalless draw. Petoskey’s third tie came just one year later.
The Northmen came out with a number of chances to score on the board Thursday, especially in the first half, when they hit three posts and forced several saves from Gaylord guard Noah Fitzgerald, many of which came as close calls.
Opening game in the Big North for both teams, each of which will now remain in the league for some time.
The Northmen will next attend Traverse City West on Tuesday 12 September, while Gaylord travel to Cadillac on Tuesday, at the end of a five-game road trip for the Blue Devils.
Harbor Springs 1, Kalkaska 1
KALAKASKA — The Harbor Springs boys’ soccer team played to a 1-1 tie at Lake Michigan with Kalkaska Thursday on the road.
The Rams picked up a goal from freshman Henry Juneau and moved to 6-2-2 overall this season.
Harbor Springs will next welcome to Grayling for the league game on Monday 11th September.
Charlevoix 3, Boyne City 1
Charlevoix – The Charlevoix-Boyen City Friday Night rivalry wasn’t just saved on the soccer field this week, as the soccer programs also met on Thursdays.
This game went to the Raiders in the final by a score of 3-1, marking the first victory over Bowen City in seven seasons for the Raiders, dating back to September 2017.
Charlevoix tied Bowen twice in that period, then dropped nine times in a row before last season.
It also came as the Lake Michigan Conference’s first win this year for the Rayders (3-2-1), while Boyne City (3-4-0) has lost fourth in its last five games.
“Tough loss today,” said Bowen coach Timothy Whaley. “We continue to increase our level of competitiveness and incorporate lessons learned from previous matches. Our distribution of the ball from behind needs improvement. Despite our effective shots into the net, it did not translate into goals.” Objectives.”
Charlevoix scored goals from Rick Sitsma Reid, Benjen Schaeffer and Peyton Scott on Thursday, while senior goalkeeper Braylin Phillips netted eight saves.
Boyne City also got a score from Maddox Rykse while Finn Tosch got the assist. Bowen guard Odin Kirkby made seven saves that night.
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Charlevoix has increased his goalscoring of late, with nine goals over his last three matches. Only freshman, Josh Montalvo, has had three of those, while Joe Gaffney has had one and Cheever and Scott, both have had two of the final three.
Charlevoix next brings Calasca on Monday 11 September, while Boyne City take on Cheboygan at home on Saturday 9 September.
Change the conference
Harbor Light 1, Lincoln Alcona 1
HARBOR SPRINGS — Anna Cole’s score put the Harbor Light Christian soccer team on the board against Lincoln Alcona on Thursday, though the Swordsmen settled for a tie in the end.
Alcona scored just minutes later from a corner kick and the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Harbor Light (4-1-1) will next head to Sault Ste. Mary on Monday, September 11th.
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This article originally appeared on The Petoskey News-Review: Football Petoskey and Gaylord played to a draw, and Charlevoix beat Boyne City