Soccer Roundup

Lakers, Trojans score wins; Bucs open strong
Tribune Staff
Aug 26, 2014

After splitting a pair of games this past weekend, Spring Lake’s varsity boys soccer team knocked off Whitehall on Monday, 2-0.

Both goals were scored by the Palmer twins, and both came in the second half.

First, Alec Palmer scored after he intercepted a clearing attempt and drilled a long shot into the net from 25 yards out.

Three minutes later, Chase Palmer made a long run down the field and was rewarded when a clearing attempt went off his chest and into the goal.

The Lakers responded by beating Zeeland East, 1-0, on a goal by Alec Palmer.

Spring Lake hosts Mona Shores on Wednesday, then plays at Forest Hills Northern on Thursday.

Junior Varsity: The Lakers went 1-1 on the weekend, beating Zeeland East but losing to Unity Christian.

TROJANS SHUT OUT BRONCOS

Zack Shane and Kyle Winger each scored early goals, propelling Fruitport past Coopersville, 4-0.

Bryant Rebone and Noah Hendricks added second-half goals, while Luke Smith and Nathan Sturtevant played solid defense in front of goalie Conner Deneen, who recorded his second shutout of the season.

The Trojans face Rockford on Thursday.

HAVEN STARTS STRONG

Grand Haven opened its season with a nice outing at Portage on Saturday.

The Buccaneers defeated Portage Northern, 2-1, before tying Mattawan, 0-0.

Against Northern, the Bucs scored first on an own goal. Later, Mason Harloff scored the game-winner on a penalty kick.

Garrison Mast, who was in goal both games for the Bucs, made several strong saves to preserve the shutout against Mattawan.

WMC FALLS TO SHORES

Mona Shores scored a 4-0 victory over Western Michigan Christian on Monday.

Over the weekend, the Warriors competed at the Kalamazoo Hackett tournament and went 2-1, beating Ann Arbor Gabrial Richard and Allegan before losing to Grosse Ile. All three games ended in shootouts.

Goalie Michael Merz came up big, stopping penalty kicks in both victories.

Junior Varsity: Chance Larson scored as WMC edged the Sailors, 1-0.

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