Varsity ties with Grand Blanc; sets tone for rematch

Haley Crouse scored one goal in the 9-9 tie vs Grand Blanc
Haley Crouse scored one goal in the 9-9 tie vs Grand Blanc on Wednesday afternoon.

Hartland's varsity team battled to a 9-9 tie vs. Grand Blanc Wednesday afternoon — Hartland's second tie of the season. The game went back and forth as each team traded goals. Grand Blanc went up in the second half, but Hartland again fought back to even the score.

Ryan Skomial scored four goals in the contest, followed by Rachel Sharpe's two goals. Ashley Stoltenberg, Nikki Cerovec and Haley Crouse each scored one goal. Kelsey LaValley was back in action — she faced 22 shots and stopped 13.

Senior, Katie Chiapelli, suffered an ankle injury and left the game. Several other players on both teams were banged-up in what can only be called a physical game between these two aggressive teams.

Hartland will face Grand Blanc again on May 12 — this time at our house with our fans. You're not going to want to miss this great rematch.

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