The Grand Haven boys water polo team outscored Jenison in the fourth quarter Monday night — but the Wildcats had a 9-1 lead going into it.
The Buccaneers fell 10-3 in a clash of top 10 teams.
“I had a set game plan going in, but they kind of lazily walked into it and didn’t really follow it too much,” coach Matt Alman said. “The one thing that I told them to do they kind of sloughed on, and didn’t really figure that out until the second half. … Our defense wasn’t where I wanted it to be.”
Jenison came on quick in the first period — scoring three goals. Noah Mutersbaugh struck first for the Wildcats, getting two of his game-high four goals in a 15-second stretch around the three minute mark.
Grand Haven was able to slow Jenison a bit in the second quarter, only allowing one goal to go into the half down 4-0.
But the Wildcats had their best quarter yet in the third, outscoring Grand Haven 5-1.
Down 9-1 heading into the fourth, the Bucs outscored Jenison 2-1 in the quarter — a bright spot in the otherwise lopsided contest.
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