They say time heals all wounds.
Try telling that to the Grand Haven varsity boys soccer team.
It’s been a year since their humiliating 6-0 home loss to rival Spring Lake, and the Buccaneers still feel the sting of that contest.
So while time may not have eased the pain, getting a bit of revenge will.
Grand Haven went into Spring Lake on Saturday and scored a 3-1 victory over the Lakers, adding another chapter to what has become a passionate rivalry.
“We really wanted to come back and show them what we had this year,” said Grand Haven senior Gerritt Schaap. “We remember last year, and we couldn’t let that happen again. Our goal was to put in six on them, but we were really focusing on defense.”
Early on, it looked like the Buccaneers might manage six goals. They scored two in the opening 10 minutes as Ian Yetzke and Nick Scarpino each put a ball in the back of the net.
A young Spring Lake team refused to fold under the pressure, however, and kept battling to the end. The Lakers closed the gap to 2-1 when Josh Roberge fired a shot into the Bucs’ goal late in the first half.
Grand Haven’s Christian Dault made it 3-1 Bucs in the second half.
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