PREP ROUNDUP: Eisenhower Continues To Preside In MAC Red Soccer Play

After finishing 3-4-3 in the MAC Red Division in 2017, Eisenhower’s boys’ soccer team seems determined to climb its way back to the top of the standings this season.

Eisenhower opened league play with a win over defending champion Dakota on Monday night, and backed that effort with a convincing 4-0 MAC Red win over visiting Ford Wednesday night.

“My boys played very well,” Eagle coach Josh VanHouten said. “We stuck to our game plan and we’re playing at a very high level. We expect that out of them.”

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Eisenhower's Josh Chunn (8) plays the ball away from Ford's Doka Gorvokaj during their MAC Red Division contest Wednesday.

Eisenhower dominated first-half action, gaining a 1-0 lead when Dom Nikaj scored off an assist by Nik Gjonaj with 25:19 left in the first 40 minutes. Liam Smith put the Eagles up 2-0, scoring off an assist by Nikaj with 16:53 to play before intermission. Eisenhower entered the half leading 2-0.

“If we don’t get on the board first, Ford can stick to their game plan and really take the lead the whole game,” VanHouten said.

The Eagles added two goals in the second half as Josh Chunn scored on a rebound, before Noah Modena added a final goal on a penalty kick.

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Eisenhower blanked visiting Ford 4-0 in a MAC Red Division soccer match Wednesday.

“Ike’s a good team. They’re putting it together and firing on all cylinders,” Ford co-coach Chris Alston said. “We have some things to learn. I don’t think today is representative of Ford or where we’ve been in the past. I think this is something that’s going to put us in check and help us realize what we need to work on to move forward.”

Eisenhower goalkeepers Evan DeJong and Dominick Petterson combined to make three saves in the shutout victory, which improved the Eagles’ record to 7-2-0 overall, 2-0-0 league.

“We’re playing at a high level and we want to keep going,” VanHouten said. “We want to keep getting better every day.”

Ford keepers Jacob Iloff and Jeremy Taras split time in goal, combining to make four saves. The loss dropped the Falcons’ record to 4-2-0 overall, 1-1-0 league.

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Eisenhower blanked visiting Ford 4-0 in a MAC Red Division soccer match Wednesday.

“We have a bunch of strong personalities and I think a few of the guys have come to me about some of the changes they want to see,” Alston said. “Today is hard for us to swallow, but it’s also impactful for Ford to become a better team.”


Fraser junior Sidy Sy scored for the Ramblers. Senior captain Gage Voss picked up the assist.



Cody Smith scored twice and added an assist to help lead the Tars. Dakota Dreger scored the other goal. Jacob DeWulf and Carson Joyce each had an assist.

Goalkeeper Hazen Haskett made five saves. Ryan Glinski and Abel Hunegnaw both played well for Anchor Bay.


Anyone who showed up late missed all of the scoring.

Nicco Wasielewski scored on a rebound just 1:35 into the game and that proved to be the winning goal.

The Rockets held the Mariners to just one shot. Marine City goalkeeper Hunter Daniels kept his team in the game, making 12 saves.

New Haven improved to 2-0, 3-0 overall. The Rockets welcome Yale Thursday.



Some forward thinking by Michael Kraft and Adrian Younnis helped lead the Panthers to victory.

Forwards Kraft (3 goals, 1 assist) and Younnis (1 goal, 4 assists) helped Center Line improved to 3-0 in the division, 5-3 overall.

Also scoring were Jerry Singleton, Jason Hido and Mohammed Arif. JuanDiego Zainos and Ruhulamen Ahmed also had assists.

Goalkeeper Dylan Cilia made four stops.

Outsanding efforts were turned in by Younnis and Kraft, as well as Hido, a center midfielder.


Four get me not, said Joshauan.

Joshauan Scaife scored 4 goals, Nick Craig and Sokheng Nov had two goals each, while Kole McCullum added a goal.

Roseville (3-3-1) welcomes Port Huron Monday.


Cody Wilson scored for the Tigers and Marin Cukaj picked up the assist. Brandon Dobson made 11 saves in goal.


Jacob Nutaitis scored and Nathan Dickerson picked up the assist for the Yellowjackets (1-1 GTC South, 3-2-3 overall). Goalkeeper David Padilla made four saves.

Memphis welcomes Almont Saturday.


The Spartans scored four of their goals in the second half to secure the home win.


CLINTONDALE 25-25-11-25, CENTER LINE 20-12-25-11

Jenna Mathison finished with 18 assists, one kill, four aces and seven digs for the Dragons (2-0). Persia Camara had 11 assists, two digs and two aces. Taijah Lewis tallied 13 digs, eight kills and two aces; while Princess Mia Johnson wound up with 23 digs, 13 kills, four aces and an assist.

Destinee Fredericks had five kills, one block, three digs and three aces; Laila Ali-Khan tallied three kills, one ace and 12 digs; while Tierra Collums had a kill and two blocks. Cameryn Maisano added a kill, as did Haley DeLoach, and Jasmine Clark had two kills.



SINGLES: Vincenzo Russo, U, def. Stefan Djordjevic 6-2, 6-2; Patrick Capo, U, def. Marino Peruzzi 6-3, 6-4; Anand Seetharaman, U, def. Nate Evatt 6-1, 6-1; James Poronto, U, def. Maitrey Amrutiya 6-3, 6-1.

DOUBLES: Nick Taylor-Jordan Atleski, D, def. Jacob Joseph-David Kavanagh 6-2, 6-5; Ben Laubach-Tommy Bassier, D, def. Nathan Kosnake-Joe Allen 6-3, 6-1; Brett Randall-Jonathan Rizzo, D, def. Anthony Kmita-Jared Jurkowski 6-4, 6-0; Patrick Miller-Marco Amicucci, D, def. Ryan Fromm-Anthony Zona 6-5, 6-.

Cross Country


(At Lake St. Clair Metropark)

Ryan Moore, UD, 17:37.0; Zachary Jarski, DLS, 17:52.0; Sam Streberger, DLS, 18:14.0; Jake Ervin, UD, 18:17.0; Nicholas Schmidt, DLS, 18:23.0; Noah Mualem, UD, 18:26.0; Joe Davey, DLS, 18:32.0; Danny Miller, UD, 18:40.0; Simon Viviano, DLS, 18:45.0; Andrew Renaud, DLS, 18:48.0.

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