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GH lacrosse opens season with blowout victory

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:23 PM

Trevor Macnamara scored seven goals, helping the Grand Haven varsity boys lacrosse team thump Mattawan, 16-3, in its season opener on Saturday.

Jeff Olson added four goals while Matt Olson had three goals and an assist for the Buccaneers.

The Olson brothers dominated the face-offs, teaming up to win 16-of-21 faceoffs.

Long stick middie Ryan Maguire led the team in ground balls and played outstanding defense against a strong Mattawan midfield.

Goalie Dan Gignac was solid between the pipes for the Bucs, making 10 saves.

“Mattawan is a very physical and talented team,” said Bucs’ coach Murle Greer. “We executed well in offense by being patient and smart. We also scored goals on all six of our extra-man opportunities.

“The face-off domination helped us maintain control of the game. We also cleared the ball extremely well. This was a great way to begin a very challenging season.

“We are very proud of our players today.”

The Buccaneers will host Grand Rapids Catholic Central on Tuesday.

Junior Varsity: Grand Haven scored a 5-4 win over Mattawan. A.J. Dahlman scored three goals while Cole Kramer also scored for the Bucs. Austin Shiflette had two assists, and Tristan Graoh made six saves in goal.

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