Soccer roundup: Lakers continue Lakes 8 domination

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:08 AM

Coach Jeremy Thelen said his team didn’t spend much time celebrating Thursday’s victory.

“We have bigger goals than this,” said Thelen, whose team is fourth in the Division 2 state rankings.

Spring Lake will be tested on Saturday as the Lakers play at Whitehall, which is ranked No. 2 in Division 3. The varsity game kicks off at noon.

Junior Varsity: Spring Lake won 4-0, with goals scored by Tyler Cole, Kayden Kendall, Tanner Debien and Josh Stifler.


Grand Haven’s varsity boys soccer team remained unbeaten on the season following a 4-0 victory over Grandville on Thursday.

The Buccaneers received goals from Chad Buitenhuis, Jake Vanderlaan, Nate Rose and Willie Bennick.

Ryan Schoonover and Vanderlaan had assists for Grand Haven, which is now 10-0-3 overall and 6-0 in O-K Red Conference play.

Ethan Beswick was in goal for the shutout.

Grand Haven travels to East Kentwood on Monday for a showdown of league leaders in the final regular-season O-K Red contest of the season.

Junior Varsity: Grand Haven scored a 3-0 win over Grandville in a game shortened to 20 minutes due to thunderstorms. Christian Dault scored once and Jon Buitenhuis added a pair of goals for the Bucs (9-2, 4-1 O-K Red).

Freshmen: The Buccaneers downed the Bulldogs, 3-1. Cameron Lund scored twice while the Bucs’ third goal was knocked in by a crowd of players following a corner kick.


Fruitport fell behind Newaygo early during Thursday’s rainy contest, but bounced back with three goals to beat the Lions, 3-1.

Tyler Sparks scored the Trojans’ first goal as he rocked a shot that deflected off the post and into the net, tying the game at 1-1. Ryan Craker assisted on the goal.

The game remained tied until Andrew Frost scored with 17 minutes remaining in the second half, assisted by Alan Pekel.

Craker then added an insurance goal, assisted by Sparks, a few minutes later.

Loghan Stong made six saves in goal for Fruitport, which is now 10-3-1 overall and 5-2 in Lakes Eight play. The Trojans will be the No. 3 seed in next week’s league tournament.

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