Soccer roundup: SL earns No. 1 seed in Lakes 8 tourney

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:35 PM

Spring Lake’s varsity girls soccer team wrapped up the No. 1 seed in the Lakes Eight Conference tournament with a 2-0 win at Ludington on Wednesday.

The Lakers improved to 10-1 overall and are 6-0 in Lakes Eight games. Fruitport is the second seed and Ludington (10-2-1) falls to third with a 4-2 conference mark.

Spring Lake scored a pair of goals early against the defensive-minded Orioles. First, Sarah Harken headed a ball to Saebryn Peel, who poked a shot past the Ludington keeper for a 1-0 lead.

Several minutes later, Mariada Gezon took a pass from Leeann Latsch and fired a shot into the net for a 2-0 advantage.

“We attacked and attacked, but they played six defenders back and marked up on Latsch the entire time,” said Lakers’ coach Jeremy Thelen. “I looked at this as kind of a trap game. We played up to Unity, Grand Haven and Fruitport, then we have to get on a bus and ride up to Ludington. We played well, but not great.”

Spring Lake has another big game on tap for Friday as the Lakers host Reeths-Puffer, the team that ended the Lakers’ season in the district tournament last spring.

Junior Varsity: Spring Lake topped Ludington, 1-0, on a goal by Dani Rhem.


Fruitport scored a 1-0 win over Hart in a non-conference contest on Wednesday.

Emily Pieczynski scored the Trojans’ lone goal, assisted by Marissa Hassevoort.

Coach Jeannie McClain singled out Jordan Stanberry, Hannah Samlow, Lauren Maus and goalie Monica Holden as playing well.

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