Prep Soccer: Bucs score 1st win

Willie Bennick scored twice and Nate Rose, Mike Moran and Corey Vanderlaan also added goals as the Grand Haven varsity soccer team thumped Reeths-Puffer on Tuesday, 5-1. The Buccaneers (1-0-1) led 4-0 at halftime. Bennick and Rose scored back-to-back goals in a five-minute stretch midway through the first half, then Moran scored to make it 3-0. Vanderlaan's goal late in the half put the Bucs firmly in control at halftime.
Tribune Staff
Aug 24, 2011

“It was good to see us get on the board multiple times in the first half,” coach Aaron Dean said. “We need to work on sustaining that effort for the full game.

“We need to continue to improve. It’s still early in the season. I was pleased with the leadership from the seniors. Our playmakers stepped up and made plays, and the guys who we need to shut things down did a good job as well.”

Ethan Beswick was in goal for the Bucs, who play at Mona Shores on Monday.

Junior Varsity: Nick Scarpino scored twice and Adrian Chavez also scored in the Bucs’ 3-0 win over Reeths-Puffer. Christian Dault and Chavez added assists for Grand Haven, which had a 20-1 advantage in shots. Alex Ayers and Chris Semrinec shared the shutout in goal.

LAKERS NOW 2-0

Spring Lake won for the second time in as many games with a 3-0 win over Mona Shores on Tuesday.

The Lakers’ Alec Strahl scored on a breakaway 15 minutes into the game, putting the visiting team on top early.

Spring Lake then scored twice off corner kicks. First, Ben Keller put in a volley off a corner by Adam Clauss. Later, K.J. Sanchez scored his first varsity goal as he put away a loose ball in the Sailors’ box.

Coach Jeremy Thelen credited his team’s strong midfield play with setting the tone for the game.

“We won a lot of 50-50 balls, and that helped us really keep their shots down,” Thelen said. “Our defense is really clicking. Ben Keller at stopper did a lot of good work, and A.J. Broughton played a good chunk of the game on defense and played great. Nic Ellingboe and Erik Lukkari have been fabulous for us on defense.”

Harry Kriger recorded the shutout in goal for Spring Lake, which plays at Reeths-Puffer on Tuesday.

WARRIORS SETTLE FOR TIE

Orchard View scored midway through the second half, then lightening halted the game, and Western Michigan Christian’s hopes of a victory, on Tuesday.

The Warriors took a 1-0 lead when Matt Wisen scored a first-half goal.

The Cardinals’ Zach Sutton tied the game in the second half for Orchard View.

Junior Varsity: WMC scored a 2-0 win on goals from Jacob Kempster and Matt VanderPloeg. Christian Rogers was in goal for the shutout.

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