Crusaders Win Region, Defeat Northland

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Maranatha avenged a 1-0 double-overtime loss last year, defeating the Northland International Pioneers, 3-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Senior midfielder Allison Steinhaus (Winston Salem, N.C.) gave Maranatha a 1-0 in the first half, and freshman and senior midfielders Harmony Lorch (Aurora, Colo.), and Jocelyn Enrique (Anohoca, Hawaii) scored goals two and three in the second half.

The team outshot Northland 24-5, and freshman goalkeeper Michala Marino (Grand Blanc, Mich.) finished with two saves for her fourth win of the season.

The team now moves on to the National Tournament held in Kissimmee, Fla. on November 7-10.