In a battle of state-ranked lacrosse teams, No. 9 Grand Haven took to the road and scored a huge victory at No. 7 Holland Christian on Tuesday, 10-8.
Jack Bouman led the Buccaneers’ attack with three goals and two assists, while midfielder Jake Vieau added two goals and an assist.
Jared VanOordt had a goal and two assists, while Matt Mulcahy led the defense with eight ground balls.
“This was a battle from the first whistle,” said Bucs’ coach Murle Greer. “Holland Christian is so talented and well coached. Our defense was key, taking the ball away from the attack and forcing turnovers.
“We had a slight edge in face-offs, which turned out to be crucial in a close game like this. Defender Matt Mulcahy was extremely important in the win with turnovers, loose balls and scoring a late-game goal, which locked in the win.”
Junior Varsity: The Bucs suffered an 8-1 loss at Holland Christian despite 13 saves from goalie Tristan Groh. Adam Penland scored his team’s lone goal, assisted by Luke Blauvelt.
HAVEN GIRLS SCORE BIG WIN
Casey Davis continued her torrid scoring for the Grand Haven varsity girls lacrosse team, putting seven balls in the net in the Bucs’ 15-12 win over West Ottawa on Monday.
Claire Reenders added three goals, while Hillary Land, Anna Gagnon and Savannah Albright each added a goal.
Courtney Hylok led the team with five ground balls.
Junior Varsity: Grand Haven won 8-7 thanks to four goals from Anya Berghoef. Crystal Salinas added three goals and two assists, while Corinna Frings had a goal and two assists.