Huge win for Haven lacrosse

Bucs edge rival Panthers to advance in regional tournament
The Holland Sentinel
May 22, 2014

The goals came so quickly that Murle Greer couldn’t find a moment to take a timeout.

Greer’s Grand Haven boys lacrosse team was peppered with shots from West Ottawa in the final two quarters of the district opener Wednesday at West Ottawa, and his team struggled to get possession.

Their lead outlasted the Panthers attack, however, and the Buccaneers won 13-9. In the first half of the third quarter, Grand Haven had a 10-3 advantage.

“This is so huge for our guys,” Greer said. “For our season to happen like this, to beat West Ottawa, is huge. We’re on a five-game win streak and we’re going to see Hartland (next Tuesday) and we’re playing better lacrosse every time we step on the field.”  

It was 8-3 after the first half as the Buccaneers held the Panthers scoreless in the second quarter. Trevor McNamara led Grand Haven (12-6) with five goals and one assist in the game.

"Offensively we were possessing well and looking for our matchups and exploiting our matchups and shooting very well," Greer said. "The last thing you want to do with West Ottawa is play them in transition."

- By Michael Appelgate, Holland Sentinel

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