Experience carries Grand Haven lacrosse past Spring Lake

During the opening minutes of play and the final stretch of action of the fourth period, Spring Lake's lacrosse team proved it could match up competitively with visiting Grand Haven. But in between, the Buccaneers displayed the skills of an established varsity program, and badly exposed the Lakers for what they are - a club team still learning on the fly. The visiting Bucs outscored the hosts 9-0 in the second and third periods combined and finished with a comfortable 14-3 victory against the Lakers at Spring Lake Middle School on Thursday.
Nate Thompson
Apr 18, 2011


The loss drops Spring Lake — a second-year club team possibly on the verge of becoming a varsity squad — to 0-4, while Grand Haven improves its record to 4-1.

“Inexperience showed its ugly head,” Spring Lake coach Doug Sharp said with a forced grin.

The Bucs face a tougher challenge on Saturday, as they host Rockford at Buccaneer Stadium at 1 p.m.

To read more of this story, see today's print edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.



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