Varsity falls to Brighton, 17-11

Nikki Cerovec scored SEVEN goals vs Brighton
Senior, Nikki Cerovec, scored SEVEN goals in Saturday's loss to Brighton. Last year vs Brighton on this same field she scored SIX. (File Photo)

Considering last night's prom made for some tired players this morning, Hartland's varsity girls were not about to use that as an excuse. Every time they face Brighton they step-up their game and today was no different. Hartland (7-5-2) did a decent job of hanging with Brighton, but in the end Brighton's fire power was too much for Hartland to handle.

After a slow first-half start (down 10-3), Harland didn't roll over in the second half. They out-scored Brighton in the second half to close the lead, but it still wasn't enough to pull ahead.

Nikki Cerovec scored SEVEN goals for Hartland and Ryan Skomial (who is still nursing a bum ankle) added three. Christie Goodlaski also scored her first goal on varsity — congrats, Christie!

Brighton was relentless on offense — shooting 41 attempts at goalkeeper Kelsey LaValley. Kelsey stopping a whopping 24 shots!

Too bad we couldn't face Brighton tomorrow morning in Hartland. Brighton's prom is tonight and one has to wonder just how different the outcome might be. Hmmmm....just saying. Well anyway....GO EAGLES!