Grand Haven’s varsity boys soccer team debuted in the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association’s state rankings this week, and responded with one of their most impressive outings of the season on Tuesday — a 4-0 win at Hudsonville.
The victory helps the No. 9-ranked Buccaneers remain atop the O-K Red Conference standings at 2-0-1.
Jon Buitenhuis started the scoring with just 3:31 remaining in the first half, assisted by John Strainer.
Gerritt Schaap, Isaac Braak and Connor Davison added goals for the Bucs, while Chris Semrinec and Riley Taylor split time in goal.
LAKERS WIN BIG
Spring Lake pounded Tri-County on Tuesday, 8-2.
The Lakers scored twice in the opening 5 minutes, but led just 3-1 at halftime. Five unanswered second-half goals put the game out of reach.
Nic Ellingboe had a hat trick for Spring Lake, which is now 5-2-3 overall and 3-0-1 in Lakes Eight play.
TROJANS SHUT OUT PACKERS
Fruitport remained unbeaten in Lakes Eight soccer play with a dominating 8-0 win over Fremont.
Zach Gilson had a hat trick to keep up his torrid goal-scoring pace this fall.
WMC SUFFERS LEAGUE LOSS
A band of “Wounded Warriors” battled Covenant Christian for first place in the River Valley Conference soccer race Tuesday and lost, 2-0.
The Warriors were playing without two injured defenders and lost a third defender to an injury during the game.
The game was scoreless at intermission, but the Chargers, who lost in the Division 4 state finals last year, scored 5 minutes into the second half and added an insurance goal with less than 2 minutes remaining in the game.
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