Alpena soccer team plays to tie against Gaylord

GAYLORD — The Alpena soccer team traveled to Gaylord for a Big North Conference matchup on Tuesday and played the Blue Devils to a hard fought, scoreless tie.

Neither team was able to find the back of the net, but both the Wildcats and Blue Devils had chances, but were unable to capitalize on the opportunities that they did have.

“I was pleased with how the defense played, but we have to be better offensively,” Alpena coach Tim Storch said. “There were points in the game where we had chances to create better scoring chances, but were unable to do so and that is an area where we need to improve upon. It is better for us because we were on the road at a tough field to play on, we would have liked to come away with a win, but better a tie than a loss.”

Wildcat goalkeeper Wenton Harrison picked up his sixth shutout as the season as Alpena now stands at 6-3-1 overall on the year and 0-1-1 in BNC play,

The Wildcats will play one of the top teams in the conference tomorrow when they travel to Cadillac.

VOLLEYBALL

MACKINAC ISLAND — The Atlanta volleyball team made the trip to Mackinac Island on Tuesday and came away victorious in a thrilling match.

The Huskies won the first set 25-21, dropped the second 28-26 and won the final two sets 29-27 and 25-18 to take the match.

“It was an all around good night for us,” Atlanta coach Dawn McSwain said. “The girls are really growing as a team and we have a lot of younger players that are stepping up and really making an impact for our team.”

TENNIS

PETOSKEY — The Alpena boys tennis team traveled to Petoskey and ran into a good Petoskey Norsemen team on Tuesday.

The Wildcats were shut out, falling to Petoskey 6-0.

Alpena’s Nehemiah Rao lost at No. 1 singles to Garrit Reynolds 6-0 and 6-0. Ashwin Chhapamohan fell to Will Pizzuti and No. 2 singles by scores of 6-1 and 6-0. Dean Kowalewsky dropped a match to Charlie Pizzuti at No. 3 singles by final scores of 6-3 and 6-0.

Alpena’s No. 1 doubles team of Kevin Cook and Josh Hart were shut out by Ben Taylor and Jade Spurgeon 6-0 and 6-0. Josh Pokorzynski and Brett Bonifas lost at No. 2 doubles to Jayson LaGrou and Landon Brantly 6-2 and 6-0 and Harrison Butch and Dan Cox were defeated by Jack Cockfield and Colin Colberg by scores of 6-0 and 6-4.