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SL soccer wins Division 2 regional title in shutout victory

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:12 AM

The Lakers are no stranger to postseason play, but have faced challenging opposition in recent years.  Head coach Jeremy Thelen feels that this may be their year to reach deep into the tournament.

"We've been knocking on the door in the last couple of years. We've been behind some really good teams," Thelen said. "Two or three years ago we lost to Forest Hills Eastern in districts; they were the No. 2 team in the state. Last year we lost to Northview in districts; they were the No. 1 team and were state champions. So we've been waiting for our time and here it is."

Leading goal scorer Alec Strahl says the Lakers have "bigger plans" than to repeat the misfortunes of previous teams in the post season.

"We aren't content with just this," Strahl said.  "We're not going to go home and end our season yet. We're going to keep playing hard to extend it."

For more on the Lakers' victory, check out Monday's print or E-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

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