Grand Haven’s varsity boys lacrosse team racked up its third-straight lopsided win to open the season, as the Bucs dominated host Hudsonville on Monday, 19-1.
Bucs’ coach Murle Greer continues to be happy with his team’s balanced offensive attack, which saw junior midfielder Jake Vieau lead all scorers with five goals, and three others score two apiece. A total of 10 Bucs scored during the evening.
“We continue to hold the advantage in possession time due to our face-off wins, effective clears and aggressive rides,” Greer said. “So far this year, we have been very efficient on offense. We are very happy with how the scoring has been spread around.”
Attackmen Jake Bouman, Charlie Boeve and Trevor McNamara each had two goals and an assist for the Bucs. The Mulcahy brothers — Matt and Nick — each scored one goal from defense.
Midfielder Sawyer Curtis led the Bucs in ground balls, and Jeff Olson dominated in face-offs, winning 18 of 21 draws.
Greer said he’s happy with his team’s start, but their perfect record is about to be tested with tough matchups against East Grand Rapids and rival West Ottawa.
“Thursday is our first game in our new (Tier I) conference and EGR is a extremely talented program. I have a lot of respect for those guys. We are very much looking forward to proving that we belong in the most competitive conference in West Michigan.”
EGR, which won three-straight state titles from 2007-2009, advanced to last season’s Division 2 regional championship, where it was defeated by Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood.