Spring Lake’s varsity boys soccer team began a busy week with a disappointing result.
The Lakers dropped a 1-0 decision to visiting Whitehall on Monday, despite outplaying Whitehall for much of the contest.
“I thought we dominated chunks of the game,” Lakers’ coach Jeremy Thelen said. “Shots were eight for us and five for them. We took a gamble at the end, and we paid for it.”
The Lakers moved their leading scorer, Nic Ellingboe, to sweeper for the game. Ellingboe starred at sweeper for Spring Lake the past two years.
“He went back there and played out of his mind,” Thelen said. “ We moved him forward in the final 10 minutes (in an attempt to generate some offense) and we give up a goal with three minutes left.
“We’re going to ask some players to step up for us. Hopefully it’s a learning experience. This is going to test our character.”
The Lakers visit Lakes Eight foe Orchard View today, then host rival Fruitport with first place in the conference standings on the line on Thursday.
Junior Varsity: Spring Lake lost to Whitehall, 2-1.
SL TENNIS SWEEPS WMC
The Spring Lake boys tennis team won all eight flights against Western Michigan Christian on Monday.
No. 1 singles player Ryan Fedewa, No. 3 Trevor Zenas and all four doubles pairings did not lose a single game, defeating the Warriors 6-0, 6-0.
LAKERS GOLFERS SHOOT HIGH SCORE
The Spring Lake girls golf team shot a 189 at the Kenowa Hills Invitational on Monday.
Coach George Bittner called the performance an implosion.
“We have room for improvement,” Bittner said. “… They need to play a little better and up their game.”
Anna Kramer had the low for the Lakers with a 44. She was followed by Ginnie Olszewski (47), Emma Conroy (48), Kayla Krueger (50) and Jaedyn Shelton (50).