SHS soccer season ends in district play to Harper Creek

The Sturgis soccer season came to an end at Harper Creek on Wednesday. 

It was the opening round of the MHSAA Division 2 district, which the Beavers won over the Trojans, 8-0. The Beavers scored seven of those eight goals in the opening half of the game. While the score may not reflect it, the Trojans did play hard in the game and have some positives to take from the second half. 

After allowing seven goals in the first 40 minutes and trailing 7-0 at halftime, Sturgis kept Harper Creek off the scoreboard for 22 minutes in the second half. 

Miley Holden (13) of Sturgis battles for possession of the ball with Harper Creek's Mallory Flanders in district action on Wednesday.

“That’s the way we wanted to show up in the first half, but mentally we didn’t get there right away,” Sturgis coach Jesus Hernandez said. “In the playoffs, it’s a different game and everybody knows it. The bus ride here was very quiet and we knew it was going to be a tough match.”