GH boys lacrosse advances in regional tourney

Matt Burns fired in five goals, leading the Grand Haven boys lacrosse team to a 12-4 victory over Howell in the Division 1 pre-regional on Saturday at Grand Haven High School. With the win, the Bucs (10-7 overall) advance to Thursday's regional first round against host Rockford. Game time is 7 p.m. Austin Way contributed three assists for the Bucs, while Matt Mulchay and Cole Curtiss had two goals apiece. Scoring single goals for the Bucs were Elliot Karafa, Al Rosema, and Jeff Olson. RB Putnam and Dan Giginac shared time in goal for the Bucs.
Tribune Staff
May 23, 2011


Grand Haven’s defense was its shining star, keeping the Highlanders’ offense in check. 

“The defense did a really nice job shutting down Howell’s offense,” Grand Haven assistant coach Lee Ingalls said. “Our rides were very effective during Howell’s clear attempts, forcing multiple turnovers. We’re causing turnovers, owning the ground balls and creating offense from the successful clears.

Ingalls highlighted the strong play of Everett Ingalls and Mulcahy, who led the team in caused turnovers and ground balls.

Despite dealing with injuries, the Bucs had other players step up against Howell.

“We had a depleted lineup and midfield and attack, but our younger guys were forced to step up,” Ingalls said. “We were in the right place and ran our system. Good things happen when we execute the plan.”


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