Mariada Gezon scored two goals and assisted on another as Spring Lake’s varsity girls soccer team beat Plainwell on Wednesday, 3-1.
The Lakers and the Trojans met in the regional finals last spring, with Spring Lake winning in a shootout.
This game wasn’t that close, although Plainwell did score first and held a 1-0 lead for much of the opening half.
Gezon tied the game just before halftime as she took the ball to her right, then sent a hard shot back to the left that Plainwell’s goalie couldn’t quite reach.
Gezon set up the Lakers’ next goal as she got in on a breakaway and drilled a shot off the Plainwell goalie. Teammate Kelly Hoffius was there to pound the rebound into the net for a 2-1 lead.
Gezon made it 3-1 when she took a pass from Nora Adkins and hit a tough volley into the side netting.
“Mariada was by far our player of the game,” said Lakers’ coach Jeremy Thelen, whose team is now 9-0-3.
WARRIORS CLINCH CONFERENCE CROWN
Western Michigan Christian held a 40-0 advantage in shots and rode that domination to an 8-0 victory over Grand River Prep on Tuesday.
The victory clinched the River Valley Conference title for WMC, which is now 7-0 in league play and 10-1-1 overall.
The Warriors received two goals each from Lauren Myers, Taylor Denison, Mykayla Denison and Alexys Riksen.
Jessica Kinnucan had two assists and Taylor Denison added an assist for WMC.
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