SL, Stevensville-Lakeshore play to tie

The Spring Lake girl’s soccer team (No.4) hit the road on Friday night to take on a fellow undefeated and ranked foe in Stevensville-Lakeshore (No.8).
Tribune Staff
May 10, 2014


 The Lakers and Lancers played to a 0-0 tie.

The game had close calls from both teams in the second half. Spring Lake’s Saebryn Peel hit the post on one shot, and had a goal called back for off-sides. Lakers’ goalie Ayna Gordon prevented a breakaway shot from the Lancers.  

“I thought we were the better team,” said coach Jeremy Thelen. “We were inches away from scoring, we just couldn’t get it in.”

Spring Lake credited the defensive trio of Alex Prout, Courtney Dockery and Becca Boven for helping shutout Stevensville-Lakeshore.

“They played really well together in the back,” Thelen said. “They’ve played a lot together and it showed, we’re very organized in our defense.”

Junior Varsity: Spring Lake won, 4-0. Reiko Johnson found the back of the net three times, while Mairead Cooper added a goal.



Thelan ought to develop a sense of humility. A common response of his in these articles is how much better his teams are than their opponents. Well duh, when you play mostly no-name schools with no strong developmental programs in their communities, do ya think you're gonna win a few games? The guy does next to nothing to develop local soccer talent, but rides that talent to victory (granted, sometimes deep into the state playoffs) and seems to relish all the attention that comes with it.

He's pretty fortunate to have such a supportive soccer environment and does't even know and/or acknowledge it. That's a shame.


Agreed. Also, perhaps keeping in mind coaching is about helping to shape young people - not just winning games.....


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