Storch disappointed after Wildcats lose 1-0 to Trojans

TRAVERSE CITY–The Alpena High boys soccer team walked away from its Big North Conference opener on Thursday disappointed.

Despite several good scoring chances, including a penalty kick, the Wildcats couldn’t find the back of the net and lost to Traverse City Central 1-0.

The loss ended a five-game winning streak for the Wildcats (5-3, 0-1 Big North) and left Alpena coach Tim Storch disappointed with the loss.

“We have three losses this season and all of them could’ve been wins or ties,” Storch said. “(Tonight) we had a missed penalty kick and lost two open net (chances).

Central’s goal came on a shot that found the back of the net from about 25 yards out.

Ordinarily, a 1-0 showing against team like Central would be an accomplishment, but for Storch the game was a lost opportunity his players need to take some lessons from.

“These guys have to understand that they’re measured by what they do against better opponents, not weaker opponents,” Storch said. “We’ll see if they can do that better the next time we have a Big North Conference game.”

VOLLEYBALL

Rogers City 3,

Posen 0

POSEN–The Rogers City volleyball team opened North Star League play on a winning note on Thursday, defeating Posen in three sets.

Rogers City won 25-12, 25-9 and 25-21.

Taylor Fleming had 11 kills and 12 digs for the Hurons (5-5-2) and Kyrsten Altman had three kills, 20 digs and three aces.

Kristin Brege had 11 digs, Catheryn Hart had seven aces and Christina Andrzejewski had 16 assists.

“I thought we did great. Posen was great too,” Rogers City coach Jackie Quaine said. “Every time we play them they keep stepping their game up.”

Rogers City plays in a tournament at Petoskey on Saturday.

Hillman 3, Hale 0

HALE–The Hillman volleyball team showed tenacity in its North Star League opener on Thursday, rallying to defeat Hale in five sets.

Hillman won 21-25, 25-19, 31-29, 17-25 and 15-10.

“We did really good for our first conference game. (We showed) tenacity and never gave up,” Hillman coach Kim Weiland said. “The girls were getting really tired in the fourth game and we lost the fourth game, but we came into the fifth game and it’s like we had new players.”

Hillman plays at Atlanta on Sept. 19.