Ludington boys soccer ties Fruitport, falls to Grand Rapids Northview | Soccer
Ludington’s boys’ soccer team played goalless against state-run Fruitport on Saturday and dropped a 2-0 win against Grand Rapids Northview at Oriole Field later that day.
Tiler Marrison made 13 saves for the Orioles in the game against the Trojans, while Ludington scored eight shots on goal.
“The boys played tough and competitively,” said Ludington coach Kris Anderson. “We have really followed the Fruitport game as far as it is important for our district sowing. We had the ball on 40 for 60 percent of the game. They passed us, but the shots weren’t too dangerous. I think the dangerous chances were about the same. “
Ludington then dropped the game to the Wildcats, but the Orioles ran into problems with its depth. Injuries in particular struck. Marrison was injured in the middle of the second game and couldn’t return, and Mason Marrison could have suffered a concussion too. Another key player was injured and unable to return.
“We lost four guys in our defense, Tiler in goal and three in defense,” said Anderson. “We could have stopped even the two who met her. We just couldn’t create an attack because we had to drop people into other sports. “
Fruitport moved up to third place in division 2 of the national coaching association. Ludington slipped to 14th place.
“Playing that caliber (in Fruitport) for 80 minutes and then asking them to play against another high-profile team and also be understaffed says a lot about our team’s character. They fought all day and got away with a draw and a loss. “
Ludington receives Western Michigan Christian in a critical competition at the Lakes 8 Activities Conference.