Soccer roundup: Bucs, Lakers, Warriors score league victories

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Mallory Beswick scored a pair of goals as Grand Haven’s varsity girls soccer team avenged last season’s Division 1 district tournament loss with a 3-1 win over Grandville.

The Bulldogs battered the Buccaneers in last year’s district finals, 6-2.

It was a different story on Tuesday as Grand Haven locked down on defense, limiting Grandville to just a single goal. Bucs’ goalie Faith Platz made three saves.

On the offensive end, Grand Haven finished with seven shots, five of which were on goal.

Beswick put a pair of shots into the back of the net, while Taylor DeWitt also scored for the Buccaneers.

Beswick also had an assist for Grand Haven, which is now 3-0-1 on the season.

Junior Varsity: Grand Haven suffered a 1-0 loss to Grandville.

Freshmen: Grand Haven edged Grandville, 1-0, with Ravyn DeWitt scoring the game’s lone goal.


Western Michigan Christian opened the league portion of its schedule by scoring a key 3-2 victory over rival Muskegon Catholic Central.

Jessica Ladd scored both Crusaders’ goals, while Alli Langeland, Jessica Kinnucan and Alexys Riksen each scored for the Warriors.

“This was a great game to watch, if it was’t in the rain and cold,” said Warriors’ coach David Hulings. “But the game was well played by both teams. Both teams looked good at one time in the game, and both teams looked like they haven’t had a lot of practice timed uring the game.

“We had some good individual play in the first half, but much more team-oriented play in the second half,” added Hulings, whose team held a 22-11 advantage in shots.


Mariada Gezon scored four goals and Leann Latsch added three, helping Spring Lake roll past Orchard View on Tuesday, 8-0.

Alex Prout also scored for the Lakers, who are now 3-0 overall on the young season.

“We scored on a mistake by them in the first two minutes, and that really set the tone for the game,” said Lakers’ coach Jeremy Thelen, who raved about his team’s depth.

“When we go to Coopersville (for a pair of games) on Saturday, I could start two separate teams, we’re that deep,” Thelen said.

At Coopersville, the Lakers will take on Grand Haven and the host Broncos.

Junior Varsity: Spring Lake trounced Orchard View, 8-0, behind goals by Kayla Kruger, Nora Adkins, Alli Michalak and Dani Rhem.

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