Area soccer teams score victories

Jake Vanderlaan and Michael Moran each scored two goals as the Buccaneers' varsity soccer team mercied Muskegon, 8-0. Nate Rose, Gerrit Schaap, Spencer Toepfer and Andrew Wadaga each added single goals for Grand Haven, which is now 4-0-3 overall and 1-0 in O-K Red play. The Buccaneers are ranked seventh in the state in Division 1 in the latest Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association poll. Rose picked up three assists while Matt Davis, WIllie Bennick, Cory Vanderlaan and Chad Buitenhuis each had single assists.
Tribune Staff
Sep 14, 2011


Ethan Beswick was in goal for the shutout.


No. 2-ranked Spring Lake dominated Lakes Eight Conference foe Tri-County on Tuesday, winning 6-0.

Austin Gabris and Alec Strahl each had two goals for the Lakers, while Michael Zietlow and Kaleb Winter also scored.

“Kaleb had a really good night,” Spring Lake coach Jeremy Thelen said. “He comes off our bench and works hard. He’s got good skill and he’s really quick. He also had an assist.”

Harry Kriger made five saves to earn the shutout for Spring Lake.

Thelen credited Torden Peek-Jensen and Adam Roberge with playing well in the absence of starter Kyle Kendall, who was banged up and did not play.

Junior Varsity: Spring Lake topped Tri-County 3-1. Kyle Zietlow had two goals and Davis Allison also scored for the Lakers.


Alec and Alex teamed to score early and the goal held up as Western Michigan Christian remained undefeated in the River Valley Conference Tuesday with a 1-0 win over host Covenant Christian.

Junior Alec Breit scored off an assist from sophomore Alex Rop 6:22 into the first half.

The Warriors, who move their season mark to 5-1-1 and league record to 3-0 and are rated No. 2 in Division 4, out shot the Defenders, who are honorable mention in Division 4, 18-7.

A key play in the game occurred with 15 minutes left when the Warriors were whistled for an infraction and Covenant was awarded a penalty kick. All-stater Jordan Vanoostenbrugge took the kick, but junior Warrior goalie Jacob Berens dove to his left to stop the shot.

“We came out on top but they gave us everything they could,” WMC coach David Hulings said.

Junior Varsity: WMC lost 2-1. Cody Theil scored off a corner kick from Matt VanderPloeg for the Warriors’ goal.


Fruitport improved to 2-0 in Lakes Eight Conference play with a convincing 6-0 win at Tri-County on Tuesday.

Zach Gilson scored a goal in each half for the Trojans, who are now 7-1-1 overall.

Matt Escalante, Cody Pekel, Colin Sparks and Dalton Mullenix each added goals for the Trojans. Brad Edwards, Nick Carrier, Andrew Frost, Ryan Craker, Zach Boroff and Escalante each provided assists.

Loghan Stong recorded the shutout in goal.

“We’re playing better, but we still have some goals that haven’t been accomplished,” Trojans’ coach Greg Kobylak said. “We play Fremont at home on Thursday, and I’m hoping we can stick together and continue to work as a unit.”


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