Soccer Roundup: Bucs suffer 1st loss

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:31 PM

Grand Haven’s varsity girls soccer team suffered its first loss of the season, a 2-1 setback at the hands of East Kentwood on Thursday.

The game was a back-and-forth contest, with the Falcons holding a 12-9 advantage in shots and the Bucs owning a 3-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Mallory Beswick continued her strong start to the season by scoring the Bucs’ lone goal.

Faith Platz made four saves in net for Grand Haven, which will take on Spring Lake on Saturday at 11:40 p.m. at Coopersville High School.

Junior Varsity: Grand Haven came up short against East Kentwood, 3-1. Lindsey DeWitt scored the Bucs’ goal, assisted by Hannah Landman.

Freshmen: Grand Haven scored a 7-0 win over East Kentwood. Taylor Fase, Alaina Hager and Emma Fritz scored first-half goals for the Bucs, while Emma Grove scored twice in the second half. Sydney Borchers and Ali Gust added goals for Grand Haven.


Host Western Michigan Christian moved its conference record to 2-0 Thursday night with a 4-2 win over Hudsonville Freedom Christian.

Warriors’ freshman Brea Frein scored the only goal of the first half to put the Lady Warriors up 1-0 at intermission.

Freedom tied it at 1-1 and then Alexys Riksen scored the first of her two goals to put WMC up 2-1. WMC’s Julie Merz made it 3-1 off a corner kick from Alli Langeland, but the Falcons made it 3-2. Riksen pounded home the insurance goal to put the Warriors up 4-2 with four minutes remaining.

In addition to Langeland, Kati South, Merz and Riksen also had assists for WMC.

WMC, 4-1-1 on the season, out shot Freedom 26-8 and keeper Lindsey Johnson had five saves for the Warriors.

“This was another competitive game.  Although we didn't think we were in danger of losing, we just weren't sure when we would win,” WMC coach David Hulings said. “Our work ethic and conditioning really paid off tonight.”

Junior Varsity: WMC battled to a 0-0 tie with Forest Hills Northern.

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