The Spring Lake volleyball team lost to Greenville in the semifinals of the Zeeland Invite Saturday, 25-18, 25-15.
The Yellow Jackets had the Lakers number, Greenville beat Spring Lake earlier in the day as well (25-21, 25-20).
But Spring Lake had Hopkins number. The Lakers defeated the Vikings in their first matchup (25-23, 25-23) and in the quarterfinals (25-15, 25-18).
The Lakers other win came against Zeeland West (25-15, 25-18).
Spring Lake split games with Northview (21-25, 20-25).
The Lakers were 3-2-1 on the day. The spikers are now 18-4-2 on the season.
“Overall we had a good day making it to the semifinals,” coach Sarah Bulthuis said. “The setters did a good job of spreading out the offense. We served well until the end of the day. In the semifinals we lost our intensity, focus and our ball control was not at it's best. You cannot win matches without those components.
“Kelsee Zuidema continues to play a well rounded game. We used two setters today so the hitters had to adjust. Libero Rachel Pennington played great defense for the Lakers. Courtney Kyser played a great front row and had a good day in hitting and blocking.”
SL tennis goes 2-1 at Allegan Duals
The Spring Lake tennis team went 2-1 at the Allegan Duals on Saturday.
Spring Lake defeated Hamilton (8-0) and Sturgis (6-2), but lost to Holland Christian (5-3).
The Lakers had a lot of clutch play on the day, going 7-2 in third set super tie-breakers.
“They showed amazing resolve in clutch situations,” coach Cathy Layson said.
That clutch play was most apparent in a win against Sturgis, as No. 2 single’s player Stuart Velarde and all four Spring Lake doubles partners pulled out third set super tie break wins.
Velarde, No. 1 Ryan Fedewa and No. 3 Trevor Zenas all won against Holland Christian, but the rest of the order fell short to the Maroons.
Fedewa and Zenas both went undefeated on the day.
Fruitport soccer falls to Mona Shores
The Fruitport soccer team lost to Mona Shores Saturday, 4-3.
“We did not come out with the same passion today,” coach Greg Kobylak said. “It might have been expected after the kind of week we had both on and off the field. But we have dedicated our season to playing with passion and speed, and we will not come out flat again.
“Despite the tired legs we played good soccer and found a way to make a match against a very good Shores team. It was a shame to be up two goals and let the win slip away. But, we have no time to dwell on this. We have three games in the next five days with our top season goals on the line.”
Zach Gilson led the Trojans with two goals on Saturday.
Fruitport clinched the Lakes Eight regular season this past week with a win against rival Fruitport.
The league tournament begins Oct. 2.