Connor Davison scored twice and assisted on two other goals, helping Grand Haven’s varsity soccer team score an 8-0 win over Reeths-Puffer on Thursday.
Davison scored the Bucs’ first goal off an assist from Adrian Martinez, then scored later in the first half from Isaak Braak to make it 4-0.
He also assisted on goals by Cameron Lund and Mason Harloff.
Lund and Harloff each scored twice, while Martinez had a goal and an assist.
Derek Braak also scored for Grand Haven.
“We got a nice jump, scoring within the first 10 minutes,” said Bucs’ coach Aaron Dean, whose team improves to 3-0-1 on the season. “It’s always nice to score that many goals. This was a case where what we hit, went in. We made sure we were dangerous and got a lot of chances.
“In games like this, sometimes you lose your defensive focus, but our back four and our goalkeeper played well and earned the shutout. It’s been a pretty good preseason for us so far, but teams are going to get better. We’ve got to stay focused and be ready to go when league play starts.”
Junior Varsity: The Buccaneers defeated Reeths-Puffer, 5-0, thanks go a pair of goals by Yefri Ramirez and single goals from Joe Bierman, David Villalobos and Logan Dault. Max Anthes and Jake Theyer combined for the shutout in goal.
LAKERS TIE FHN
Spring Lake settled for a 1-1- tie with Forest Hills Northern.
Spring Lake scored first with 15 minutes remaining on a long shot from Kyle Zietlow.
The Huskies tied the game with 3 minutes remaining.
Spring Lake, now 3-1-1, takes on Orchard View next Thursday.
Junior Varsity: The Lakers lost to the Huskies.
TROJANS FALL TO RAMS
Fruitport suffered a 2-0 loss at the hands of a very strong Rockford team on Thursday.
The Rams outshot the Trojans, 17-4.
The Trojans played with 10 players for the final several minutes of the game after a player was sent off with a red card.
"I am proud of the effort given by the players especially in the second half,” said Fruitport coach Greg Kobylak, whose team is now 2-2. “They played a smart tactical game despite being down one player on the field and missing 3 other players to injury. We had one hit the post that would have tied it up early in the second half that could have made things very interesting for both teams."
Connor Deneen made 11 saves while Eli Flores, J.D. Lory and Lucas Leslie played well defensively.