Niles tennis splits with Central, Lakeview

Published 7:33 am Wednesday, April 17, 2019

NILES — The Niles and Brandywine soccer teams both were shutout in non-conference matches Monday night.

The Vikings were blanked on the road by Sturgis 5-0, while the Bobcats fell to Michigan Lutheran 8-0 at home.

In tennis Monday, Niles hosted Battle Creek Central and Battle Creek Lakeview, splitting the SMAC matches.

The Vikings blanked the Bearcats 8-0, but were blanked by Lakeview 8-0 in the second match.

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Hope Ogg scored four goals for the Trojans to improve to 2-1 on the season.

Niles was outshot by Sturgis 15-3. Skylar Brawley was credited with 10 saves.

“The Lady Vikings played hard during the game,” said Niles coach Abel Fonseca. “We had our good moments and bad. As the season builds with a new team, we just haven’t found our chemistry yet. All in all, Brawley played a heck of a game in the goal box for the Vikings. Amaya Jacobs, Taylor haboush and Grace Florkowski played hard on both sides of the games.”

The Vikings are now 1-4-1.

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Ellie Primoerzno, Bekah Hisle and Belle Gallagher each had two goals for the Titans in their win over the Bobcats, who drop to 0-5-1 on the year.

Michigan Lutheran outshot Brandywine 14-3. Gabby Inman had nine saves.

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The Vikings dominated Battle Creek Central in the first match of the day as they dropped just seven games to the Bearcats.

Posting shutouts for Niles were Erin Thomas (No. 1 single), Stephany Ramos (No. 4 singles), Laura Golubski and Neveah Williams (No. 2 doubles) and Sydney Schiele and Cadence Knight (No. 4 doubles).

Despite the 8-0 final score, Niles was very competitive at No. 4 singles and No. 1 doubles as it forced each flight to three sets.