Bucs' regional championship soccer game moved to Holland

The time and location for Saturday's Division 1 soccer regional championship game between Grand Haven and East Kentwood have been changed by the Michigan High School Athletic Association.
Matt DeYoung
Oct 25, 2012


The game, originally scheduled to be played at Holt High School, has been moved to Hope College's VanAndel Soccer Stadium.


The contest will begin at 4 p.m. 


Grand Haven and East Kentwood have met twice this fall, with the No. 1 ranked Falcons winning both meetings.




Tri-cities realist

Matt, what was the reason for the change of venue?

Matt DeYoung

First, the grass field at Holt was pretty torn up after a pair of games on Wednesday.

Second, this cuts down on travel costs for both schools involved. Holt was centrally located for the four teams in Wednesday's district semifinals: Grand Haven, Portage Central, East Kenwood and Brighton.

With Grand Haven and East Kentwood advancing, Holt was quite a drive for both schools (70 miles for Kentwood, more than 100 for Grand Haven). Holland is a little over 20 miles, so it's much more centrally located for the two teams still playing.




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