Fruitport’s varsity boys soccer team continued to score goals in bunches, chalking up a 9-1 win over Cedar Springs on Thursday.
The Trojans, now 3-2-2 on the year, received a hat trick from Zach Gilson.
Noah Hendricks, Kyle Winger, Jason Johnson, Nick Carrier and Dalton Mullennix added single goals for the Trojans.
Coach Greg Kobylak credited Hendricks with his “Man of the Match” honors for his solid attacks, creativity and unselfish play.
Conner Deneen made four saves in goal.
“We have really committed to Kobylak with speed in every phase of the game for every minute of the game,” Kobylak said. “It’s really starting to click and it is fun to watch as a coach. Our next game is versus undefeated Covenant Christian and we are excited for the challenge.”
LAKERS BLANK PACKERS
Spring Lake scored a convincing 7-1 win over Fremont in Lakes Eight play on Thursday.
Keegan George put two balls in the back of the net, while Josh Roberge, Kyle Zietlow, Jordan VanderMeulen, Alec Palmer and Nic Ellingboe added single goals.
“We are definitely playing better ball in the second half,” said Lakers’ coach Jeremy Thelen, whose team led just 2-1 at halftime. “I don’t know where that’s coming from. We’re just kind of a hard-working kind of a team.”
Junior Varsity: The Lakers pounded the Packers, 6-0. Vincent Carrera scored twice, as did Dylan Constantine. Ryan Zietlow and Max Elve added single goals.
WARRIORS FALL TO UNITY CHRISTIAN
Defending Division 2 state champion Hudsonville Unity Christian invaded Warrior Field Thursday night and left with a 4-0 win over Western Michigan Christian.
The Crusaders, ranked No. 5 in Division 2, scored three first-half goals and added another in the second half in the non-league contest.
Unity outshot WMC 12-1 and Warriors’ keeper Christian Rogers made eight saves.
“The shots tell you the whole story. We weren't in the same league as Unity,” WMC coach David Hulings said. “They are a great program and work hard on all parts of the field and every player. We hope to emulate them.
“With that said, I was proud of what we learned tonight and that we didn't give up. Our guys can build on this for the conference and tournament.”
The Warriors (1-3) travel to league foe Tri-Unity Christian Tuesday and across town Thursday to Muskegon Catholic for another league contest.