The warmer weather seems to have finally arrived with it being in the 80’s today and tomorrow. Hopefully this bodes well for our athletic teams.
Monday afternoon Richmond visited LCN where they had the slight edge against the Crusaders. In Singles play, Kristen Binge registered a point for the Crusaders when she won her sets 6-1 and 6-3. Jenna Zalenski and Emma Harrison won their Doubles set 6-2 and 7-5. Michala Manfredo and Kristin Mazzola registered the last point for LCN when they won 6-4 and 6-2. LCN lost the match 5-3.
On Thursday the ladies were back on the court but this time they were at Fraser. The teams would play to a 4-4 tie. Haley Read was the only LCN player to register a point in singles play. In Doubles play, Jenna Zalenski and Emma Harrison connected to win 6-1 and 7-5, Michala Manfredo and Kristin Mazzola also contributed to win 6-0 and 6-1. Monika Skawinska and Maria Daka combined to win 6-2 and 7-5.
Tuesday the Crusaders took on the Eisenhower Eagles and lost. 15-5. Goals for the Crusaders were scored by Danny Orr, Duncan Nichols, Ian Moews and Kairos Bodley. The Eagles open the game with a stretch of goals but LCN battled back to make the game close before Eisenhower went on another run late in the game.
Thursday night LCN traveled to Romeo. Kyle Crawford, Danny Orr, and Ian Moews all scored two goals for the Crusaders. Also getting goals were Duncan Nichols, Andrew Micciche and Ty Gianakis. Goalie Kyle Deriemacker made 22 saves to hold Romeo at bay when it mattered most. LCN won by a score of 9-7
On Monday the Crusaders hosted the Dakota Cougars who were close behind LCN in the standings. Kayla Roodbeen struck first for LCN when she scored assisted by Ashley Johnson. Taking a 1-0 lead into the half was all that LCN needed. Sydney Zablocki kept Dakota at 0 for her 6th shutout of the season. Coach Boice credits the defense all season for helping the team earn their 7th shutout of the season.
Wednesday night another MAC White opponent visited LCN, this time it was Fraser. In a game that saw more rain then goals, the teams battled to a 0-0 tie. Sydney Zablocki recorded her 7th shutout of the season with 4 saves.
Friday night the Crusaders honored their seniors before the game and would not let them down during the game against Anchor Bay. Anchor Bay was in first place in the division and LCN was directly behind them. Freshman Mya Oleksiak scored twice in the first half to give the Crusaders a lead. Anchor Bay answered just before half time but that is all they would get. The LCN midfielders Tori Koontz, Carson Janssen and Miranda Oleksiak held pinned Anchor Bay in their own half of the field. LCN won 2-1.
This weekend the Track team competed in the Dakota Invitational. Some of our boys did very well. In the 110 high hurdles Devyn Brass came in second place and he also placed third in the 300 intermediate hurdles. In the shot put, Tyler Sirut came in first place with a throw of 49’ 11’’.
This past weekend LCN competed in the Fred Pieper Softball Tournament at Royal Oak. Early in the tournament LCN was paired up with Berkley where they won 11-5. Krissy Toth pitched 5 innings giving up 7 hits and striking out 3 batters. Amber Fizia went 2 for 4 with a triple and scored twice, Katelyn Ahlstrom went 2 for 4, with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. Courtney Dunford went 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI, Paige Pardee went 2 for 4 with an RBI, Krissy Toth helped her own cause when she went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Emily Schneider went 2 for 3 with 3 RBI and a stolen base and Adrianna Sputa went 2 for 3 with an RBI.
The next game had LCN going up against Warren Woods Tower. Paige Pardee threw a no-hitter for five innings facing 17 batters, with 5 strike outs. Jess Friedland went 2 for 2 with 2 runs scored, Katelyn Ahlstrom was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI and a stolen base. Courtney Dunford was 1 for 1 with 2 walks and 2 RBI, with 2 runs scored. Not only did Paige pitch extremely well she also went 2 for 3 and scored a run at the plate. Krissy Toth was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI and a run scored. Great job ladies!
Saturday the Crusaders hosted Rochester Adams in a doubleheader. In the second game LCN won a close game 7-6. Aaron Klebba went four innings for the win, striking out three, while Ryan Modaffare earned the save going the last three innings. Matt Henderson had a RBI and scored a run. Josh Lupo scored two twice and had a RBI.
Athletes of the Week: Devyn Brass and Paige Pardee
Monday May 12th
LCN Golf Tournament at Scalawags Golf Course
JV/Varsity Baseball at Grosse Pointe South at 4:30
JV/Varsity Soccer at Lamphere at 4:30/6:00pm
Freshman Lacrosse at Eisenhower at 6:00pm
Varsity Tennis vs. Armada at 4:30pm
Tuesday May 13th
Golf vs. Stevenson at Scalawags Golf Course at 2:30pm
JV Tennis vs. Sterling Heights at 4:00pm
Varsity Tennis at Sterling Heights at 4:00pm
Track vs. Sterling Heights at 4:00pm
Freshman/JV/Varsity Lacrosse at L’Anse Creuse High School at 4:00/5:30/7:00pm
Freshman Baseball/Softball at Marysville at 4:30pm
Wednesday May 14th
Varsity/JV Soccer at Sterling Heights at 4:00/6:00pm
JV Softball vs. L’Anse Creuse at 4:00pm
Varsity Softball at L’Anse Creuse at 4:00pm
JV/Varsity Baseball vs. Grosse Pointe South at 4:30pm
Varsity Lacrosse at Liggett at 5:00pm
Thursday May 15th
Golf vs. St. Clair at Scalawags Golf Course at 2:30pm
Freshman Baseball/Softball at Anchor Bay at 4:00pm
JV/Varsity Softball vs. Grosse Pointe North at 4:00/6:00pm
Friday May 16th
Tennis Regional’s at Romeo 8:30am
Track Regional’s at Warren Mott at 3:00pm
JV/Varsity Baseball at Grosse Pointe South at 4:30pm
JV/Varsity Soccer at Cousino at 5:00/7:00pm
Saturday May 17th
Varsity Softball “Hits for Heroes” at Woodhaven City Complex
Varsity Baseball Tournament at Walled Lake Northern at 9:00am
JV Baseball at L’Anse Creuse 11:00am/1:00pm