Soccer Roundup: Five more goals for Kammeraad

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:44 AM

The five-goal game comes on the heels of Kammeraad’s six goals against Tri-County earlier this week. Kammeraad now has 23 goals through 12 games. 

Lakers’ coach Jeremy Thelen said that the highest goal total in his nearly 10-year tenure as Spring Lake’s coach is 31 by Jon Ritchie in 2005.

K.J. Sanchez scored twice and Austin Gabris also scored for Spring Lake, which recorded its eighth goal two minutes before halftime, evoking the mercy rule. 

Spring Lake, ranked No. 1 in Division 2 by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association, will host Western Michigan Christian on Monday, Grant on Tuesday, and will play at Fruitport on Thursday.


Ian Yetzke’s goal off a crossing pass from Kaan Ozadali was all the offense Grand Haven’s varsity boys soccer team needed to score a 1-0 victory over Hudsonville on Thursday.

The Buccaneers carried the play for much of the game, but had a difficult time finding the back of the net against a tough Hudsonville defense. 

“Our possession was strong and we were pretty organized defensively,” said coach Aaron Dean, whose team is now 6-4-2 overall and 2-1-1 in O-K Red play. 

“I’d like to see us being able to find the back of the net more, but we got the one we needed. While our scoring isn’t through the roof, we’re getting goals out of a lot of different players, which will help us as we continue to improve.”

The Bucs travel to Forest Hills Central to take on the Rangers on Saturday.

Junior Varsity: Grand Haven rallied for two second-half goals to defeat Hudsonville, 4-2. The Bucs (4-2-2, 1-1-2 O-K Red) received goals form Trevar DeVries, Adrian Martinez, Isaac Joanisse and Elliott Martin. Kyle VanDyke had two assists. Grand Haven held a 14-2 advantage in shots.

Freshmen: Ethan Veenstra found the back of the net twice as Grand Haven defeated Hudsonville, 2-0. Assists were provided by Jordan DeKlyen and David Veurink. Grand Haven is now 3-4 on the year. 


Fruitport remained unbeaten in Lakes Eight Conference action with a tight 2-1 win over Ludington.

The Trojans (8-3-2 overall) got on the board first on a pretty goal by Collin Sparks. Nick Carrier played a crafty pass in traffic to Sparks, who took a quick left-footed shot from 20 yards out that beat the Ludington keeper. 

Early in the second half, the Trojans made it 2-0 when Taylor McLaughlin got a pass from Matt Escalante and slotted a shot into the goal from a tight angle. 

Ludington made things interesting when they scored on a goal off a deflection later in the half. 

“It may go unnoticed, but we showed some good improvement in areas that we are trying to focus on,” said Trojans’ coach Greg Kobylak. “It was nice to have a physical and challenging game from Ludington as we prepare for our rivalry games next week.”


Goals off two corner kicks and a final goal in the closing minutes sent Western Michigan Christian to a 3-0 win Thursday over host Hudsonville Freedom Christian.

Sophomore Matt VanderPloeg sent a corner kick in front of the goal midway through the first half that Lucas Negen booted in for a 1-0 halftime lead for WMC (6-3-1, 3-0 River Valley Conference).

Ten minutes into the second half, VanderPloeg found Alex Rop on a corner kick to put the Warriors up 2-0.

In the closing moments, Bailey Heykoop scored off an assist from Sam Mast.

The Warriors outshot the Falcons 10-2 and WMC keeper Jacob Berens had two saves en route to the shutout. Christian Rogers was keeper the last 15 minutes for WMC.

“This was a good tune up game for us before Saturday’s match with Division 3 top-ranked Whitehall,” WMC coach David Hulings said. “I thought the boys played well in every part of the game tonight with some of our bench players and young players playing the best they have played.”  

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