Soccer Roundup: Gezon propels SL

WMC wraps up league title
Tribune Staff
May 15, 2014

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.


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.

Read more of this story in today's print edition or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

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