The Oakridge soccer team will certainly never forget its Division 3 regional semifinal game on Tuesday night.

The Eagles waited while the first semifinal game at Grand Rapids South Christian High School played through two overtimes and a long shootout, then took the field for warmups, only to have officials determine that the playing surface was too muddy and torn up.

So the Oakridge and Paw Paw teams boarded buses and traveled about eight miles and played the game on a turf field at Byron Center Middle School.

Oakridge lost 2-0 after holding Paw Paw scoreless in the first half. The Eagles ended their season with a 12-9-1 record and a Division 3 district championship.

Oakridge goalie Keegan Williamsen had an extremely busy night, stopping 16 of 18 shots.

Tyler Gillette, Ian Thompson, Michael Thompson, Lane Raap and JLynn Cerchiori played well defensively slowing down the fast Paw Paw attack.

The Eagles will lose 12 seniors to graduation, and Coach Greg Fleener said they have left a very strong impression on the program.

“They left a legacy of success never seen before by the Oakridge boys soccer program – two district titles in three years, along with three straight district finals appearances,” the coach said.