Lakers defeat Mona Shores 2-1.
The Spring Lake boys soccer team won at Mona Shores Wednesday night, 2-1 .
The Sailors took an early lead, after some over-aggressive play by the Lakers.
“We all stabbed at the ball and tried to steal it, instead of just playing our position,” said head coach Jeremy Thelen.
Spring Lake matched Mona Shores in the second half, when Kyle Zietlow booted one in.
“It was a rocket of a shot,” Thelen said.
Keegan George scored the second goal for the Lakers, after Nic Ellingboe’s bicycle kick attempt temporarily distracted the goalie.
The Lakers are now 2-1-1 on the season.
SL runners compete at Kenowa Hills Invite
The Spring Lake boys cross country team took sixth place at the Kenowa Hills Invitational Wednesday. Noah Rick and Will Morrison both medaled for the Lakers by finishing in the top-20. Rick was 14th with a time of 18 minutes, 43 seconds, while Morrison was 18th, with a time of 18 minutes, 49 seconds.
GH boys soccer ties Jenison, 2-2
The Grand Haven boys soccer team tied Jenison Tuesday night, 2-2.
It was the Buccaneers who struck first, when Brentton Smith found Derek Braak for a goal.
Jenison answered a few minutes later with a goal of their own.
Grand Haven would score again late, when Christian Dault was able to run down a loose ball. But the Bucs couldn’t find the net a third time, leaving the game at its’ final score of 2-2.
Grand Haven is now 1-0-3 on the season.
"This was one of those games where you can do a lot of things well and still not get the W,” said varsity head coach Aaron Dean. “While we kept much of the possession, Jenison did a great job of limiting our good looks and they really ran a good counter attack on their first goal. They got a great break on a restart when the ball was redirected off a deflection that found the back of net."
Dean said he was proud of his squad’s performance.
“I was pleased that we kept our composure and stayed focused on what we were trying to do in our game planning, Dean said. “The kids showed some character in coming back from behind and I think that will serve us well in the future.
“These pre-league games are meant to challenge and test us and tonight was a great chance to see our growth since the beginning of the season and focus on those areas (where) we need to improve before our tough O-K Red season starts in a couple of weeks.”
Bucs’ JV wins 3-0
The Grand Haven JV squad started their season with a win, defeating Jenison 3-0 Tuesday.
Freshmen Mason Harloff opened the scoring with 11 minutes remaining in the first half, and sophomore Adrian Martinez doubled the lead in the second. An own goal with two minutes left sealed the Wildcats fate.