It was a busy week for the West Michigan Bearings, as the club had a pair of matches. On Tuesday, they squared off with Detroit City FC U23 in MWPL action. They followed that up with a Friendly Match against the Grand Haven Admirals.
Tuesday’s match was a tough battle against a strong Detroit City team. DCFC entered this game with a perfect 3-0 record in MWPL play, and they cruised to their fourth victory in league play with a 3-0 shutout of the Bearings. This was the second meeting between the clubs, and they both ended with the same result and score.
DCFC scored an early goal, and their lead held at 1-0 as the teams entered halftime. After that, the teams played back-and-forth throughout the second half. In the 80th minute, DCFC turned on the jets and capitalized with a pair of late goals to put the game out of reach.
On Wednesday, the Bearings travelled to Cornerstone University for a Friendly Match against the Grand Haven Admirals. In the first half, Griffin Brusso tallied a goal to put the Bearings ahead 1-0. Early in the second half, Jordan Hooker scored to extend West Michigan’s lead to two. After a goal by the Admirals near the end of the second half by Kenzie Hughes, the Bearings responded quickly. Ethan Dewitt made a great solo effort to fire the ball past the keeper for a goal that sealed the victory for the Bearings.
The West Michigan Bearings are now 3-3-2 in MWPL play, and 1-1 in Friendly matches. After a weekend off, we will be back in action on June 27. The next match is on the road against LK St. Clair, a club that currently holds an 0-6-1 record at the bottom of the MWPL table with one point. This match will kickoff at 5:00 PM.
The Bearings’ next home match is on July 7 at 7:00 PM against Lansing Common. That match will be played at South Christian High School.