Cadillac soccer team blanks Big Rapids

Jackson Rogers (12) works with the ball for Big Rapids

BIG RAPIDS — Cadillac notched the key late-first half goal to take the momentum and held back Big Rapids for a 2-0 nonleague win over the Cardinals in their home opener on Monday.

Nelson Rider scored Cadillac’s first goal with four minutes left in the first half and Mike Mollohan notched the second goal early in the second half.

The Cardinals fell to 2-2.

“I think we started off OK,” Big Rapids coach Justin Fox said. “Giving up that (first) goal, we sunk down a little bit. It gave Cadillac some energy.”

It was Cadillac’s first game.

“I thought we played very well,” Cadillac coach Ian Wolf said. “It’s a new system and a new formation for us. We worked on it and the boys executed what we worked on. I’m very pleased.”

Derrick Losinski was the winning keeper.

“I thought we moved the ball very fluidly,” Wolf said. “They looked comfortable. It made our attack easier.”

“There was a lot of midfield play in this game,” Fox said. “There wasn’t a lot in front of either goal for the longest time. We had a misclearance and it was a fortunate bounce for the Cadillac kid who put it back in the net.”

Senior Colin Morrissey was Big Rapids’ goalie.

Big Rapids is at Whitehall on Wednesday.

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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