Niles soccer team fall to Coldwater, 5-0Published 9:09am Friday, September 25, 2009
COLDWATER – Host Coldwater outshot Niles 18-8 on its way to a 5-0 Big 16 Conference non-divisional victory Thursday night.
The Cardinals scored two goals in the first half to take a 2-0 halftime lead and then added three more scores in the final 40 minutes of play.
Derek Arguello had 12 saves for the Vikings.
“Tonight was another difficult contest,” Niles coach Jerry Holtgren said. ” Coldwater has great team speed and as the game wore on, we had a tough time staying up with them. We had three starters out of the contest and that was difficult in regards to chemistry as well as staying fresh.
“The guys played well for the first half, outside of the goal in the last minute, but ran out of steam with about 20 minutes remaining in the contest. Kassim Dafa played well for us up front and as a defender. He was required to play multiple positions and was able to make the adjustment well.”
Coldwater 2, Niles 0
C – 14th minute
C – 40th minute
C – 55th minute
C – 63rd minute
C – 65th minute
Shots on goal
Niles 12 (Derek Arguello)
SOUTH HAVEN – Visiting Buchanan had little trouble defeating South Haven Thursday afternoon in a non-conference tennis match.
The Bucks gave up just eight games in sweeping the doubles flights.
The best match of the day was at No. 2 singles where Nate Henckel defeated South Haven’s Danny Stein 7-5 and 6-4.
Buchanan is back in action on Friday as it finishes up its Lakeland Conference match at Bridgman, which was suspended on Wednesday due to rain.
1. Tyler Lindorf (B) d. Joey Osban 6-1, 6-1; 2. Nate Henckel (B) d. Danny Stein 7-5, 6-4; 3. Tanner Lindorf (B) d. Caleb Jarvis 6-1, 6-1; 4. Derek Blank (B) d. Zach Hoyt 6-2, 7-5
1. Ryan Henckel/Josh Whitfield (B) d. Nathan Overholser/Mike Pfaff 6-1, 6-0; 2. John Haslock/Jake Welsh (B) d. Sam Linstrom/David Wondergem 6-1, 6-0; 3. Corey Thompson/Alex Kuhn (B) d. Pablo Olivas/Griffin Graham 6-2, 6-2; 4. John Backus/Agape Mpamira (B) d. Jonah Bertorelli/Keith Johnson 6-0, 6-2