LUDINGTON – The Ludington Orioles boys soccer team finished the season 10-0 in West Michigan Conference play and 18-1-1 overall. The 13th-ranked Orioles head into the district playoffs riding a 12 game winning streak.
It’s been one of the best seasons in program history and Ludington hopes to cap it off with a memorable postseason run.
A challenging district tournament awaits. The Orioles’ district includes Spring Lake, Coopersville, Allendale, Reeths-Puffer and Fruitport. Ludington will have a first-round bye.
“We have a tough road. Our district is not easy,” said Ludington head coach Kris Anderson. “Reeths-Puffer, Spring Lake, Fruitport, any one of those teams are good. Allendale has played really well throughout the season, we saw them earlier and they made it very difficult on us.”
Ludington senior Lucas Peterson said the team knows they have to play their best soccer in every game going forward.
“There’s some games where we’ve fallen short of where we should be but if we get in the right focus of mind, we have some games where we’ve just absolutely killed it and gotten the ball in the back of the net where it needs to be,” said Peterson. “We have a very hard, tough district that we’re going into. We’ve got to go into it every game, it’s not going to be a cake walk any of the games, it’s got to be go, go, go.”
The Orioles will face the winner of Allendale vs. Reeths-Puffer on Monday night in Coopersville.
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