Hartland Scores in Michigan/Ohio Shoot-out

Nikki Cerovec recorded three scores during the tournament.
Nikki Cerovec recorded three scores during the tournament.

On Saturday, May 1, Hartland's varsity team traveled to Tecumseh for the first annual Michigan/Ohio Lacrosse Shoot-out.

Hartland faced Ann Arbor Skyline in the first of three games and won that game by a score of 10-5. Ryan Skomial had four goals in the victory, followed by Anna Lundwall with two goals. Rounding-out the scoring for Hartland were Nikki Cerovec, Lindsay Kaza, Haley Crouse and Natalie Sochacki with one goal each.

In the second game, Hartland went up against the number one ranked team in the state — Okemos. Although Hartland lost that match (12-1), they played great — considering they were without three starters due to injuries: Katie Chiapelli (ankle injury vs Grand Blanc), Courtney Lee (knee injury vs PCS), and Ryan Skomial (ankle injury in the first half). Nikki Cerovec scored Hartland's only goal.

Hartland bounced right back in the third and final game. The sun actually came out for that game and Hartland cruised to a 16-3 win over Notre Dame (Ohio). Scoring for Hartland were Anna Lundwall (five goals!), Rachel Sharpe (four goals), Lindsay Kaza (three), Ashley Devine (two), Nikki Cerovec (one) and Ashley Stoltenberg (one).

Injuries continued to plauge Hartland as Ashley Devine was forced to leave late in the game with an ankle injury.

All in all, it was a very successful tournament — the girls played great! And a big THANKS to all the parents who stepped-up to help setup the tents, prepare the food and make the long trip to the cheer for the team. The girls really appreciate all your support.

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