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Soccer Roundup: Spring Lake shuts out Coopersville

Tribune Staff • Sep 14, 2016 at 12:22 AM

The Spring Lake boys soccer team used a quick start to each half of play to tally a 2-0 road shutout win over Coopersville on Tuesday.

Baruch Kamps scored on a header in the first minute of play on an assist from Ryan Zietlow to give the Lakers an early 1-0 lead.

At the start of the second half, Zietlow scored from 45 yards out on a pass from Dylan Constantine.

“That was all on Ryan,” said Spring Lake coach Jeremy Thelen. “He saw that the Coopersville keeper was out of the box and looked at me and said he was going for it. He passed off to Dylan, who returned it right back to him and he shot the ball right over the keeper’s head for our second goal.”

Thelen was quick to point out the play of his defense, which has been slowing down the opposition all season.

“Our defenders, juniors Ben Bouwhuis and Keaton Kval, have been outstanding lately,” he said. “They don’t always get the recognition because they aren’t scoring goals, but they have really solidified the back of the field for us and made our team difficult to score on.

“Dylan Constantine is has also really stepped up big for us. He’s playing at a new position and really thriving. He’s made some big plays for us lately and had a big assist tonight.”

The Lakers travel to Grand Rapids West Catholic on Thursday.

Fruitport soccer falls to Mona Shores

After holding a 1-0 lead, the host Fruitport boys soccer team wasn’t able to hold off the attack from Mona Shores on Tuesday, falling to the Sailors, 2-1.

Zack Shane scored the lone goal for the Trojans (5-5, 2-2 O-K Black), while Logan Fielding added the assist.

“The boys played hard and fought to the end,” said Fruitport head coach Greg Kobylak. “We played good soccer for over 79 minutes, but a few key seconds with mental lapses gave the Sailors opportunities and they took advantage.

“Connon Werschem made several nice saves in goal and Caleb Yager was great on defense. Liam Parker was a workhorse in the midfield, and Logan Fielding created many chances as a forward.”

The Trojans travel to play at Grand Rapids Union on Thursday.

WMC soccer routs Manistee

The Western Michigan Christian boys soccer team rolled to a 7-1 win over Manistee on Tuesday in its first Lakes Eight Conference game of the season.

Evan Fles recorded a hat trick and added one assist to lead the Warriors (7-2, 1-0 Lakes Eight), while Dylan Mines added two goals and one assist. Tyler Van Beek and Ben DeKryger each added one goal.

“It was great to get our first conference win,” said WMC head coach David Hulings. “After being out of a conference for the last year, this gives the boys a chance to capture a conference crown this year, and this was a step toward that goal.

“It was also great to give the reserves almost the whole second half to play. A championship team is not made up of just the starters. It is the players coming off the bench and knowing how to play our style. Tonight was a great game to prepare them.”

The Warriors host Ludington on Thursday.

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