Soccer roundup: Lakers, Trojans advance in Lakes 8 tourney

Both Spring Lake and Fruitport scored victories over lower-seeded opponents in the opening round of the Lakes Eight Conference boys soccer tournament on Monday. The top-seeded Lakers dispatched of an overmatched Grant squad, 8-0, behind two goals apiece from Tanner Berg and Adam Clauss. Michael Zietlow, Riley Kammeraad and Luke Platz added single goals, as did Nick Mazzole, who netted his first goal of the season.
Tribune Staff
Oct 4, 2011

 

Spring Lake, ranked No. 3 in Division 2, improves to 14-1 on the season. The Lakers will host Ludington, a 4-0 winner over Fremont, in Wednesday’s semifinal round of the league tournament.

“We’re still trying to work hard and play at a high level,” Lakers’ coach Jeremy Thelen said.

Before Monday’s game, the Lakers honored their six seniors: Harry Kriger, Zietlow, Berg, Alec Strahl, Platz and Kyle Kendall. That group has been a part of a Spring Lake program that has now won 28 consecutive conference games over the past three seasons.

At Fruitport, the Trojans had a tough time scoring against a defensive-minded Newaygo team, settling for a 2-0 victory.

“We dominated the game, but Newyago really played great team defense,” Trojans’ coach Greg Kobylak said. “That made it at times a bit frustrating for us, but we found a way to get two goals.”

Zach Gilson scored both of the Trojans’ goals. The first, with 5:35 remaining in the first half, was a header off an assist from Taylor McLaughlin.

Gilson’s second goal, with 15:45 remaining in the game, came off an assist from Dalton Mullennix.

Fruitport’s defense — particularly McLaughlin, Ryan Mason and Zach Boroff — was outstanding, according to Kobylak.

Fruitport, the third seed in the league tournament, are now 11-3-1 overall and will play at second-seeded Orchard View at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Junior Varsity: Spring Lake and Whitehall played to a 1-1 tie. Adam Roff scored the Lakers’ goal.

 

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