The state-ranked Grand Haven varsity soccer team pounded West Ottawa on Tuesday, 4-0.J on Buitenhuis scored twice for the Buccaneers, who are ranked No. 6 in the latest Division 1 state poll.
Cameron Jerovsek and Christian Dault also scored for Grand Haven, while assists were provided by Kaan Ozadali, Mason Harloff and Cameron Lund.
“We played pretty well the first half to jump out and get those goals early,” said coach Aaron Dean, whose team scored just 1:40 into the game. “At the same time, West Ottawa was in the game and carried some possession, earned far more corner kicks and really put us under pressure in the second half.”
The game saw a pair of red cards handed out. The Bucs’ Gerrit Schaap received a red card as the result of a second yellow card, while a West Ottawa player was red-carded for taking down the Bucs’ Harloff, leading to Dault’s penalty kick goal.
Grand Haven will host Hudsonville on Thursday at 7:05 p.m.
Junior Varsity: Grand Haven topped West Ottawa, 4-0. Adrian Martinez, Trevar DeVries, Cedrick Pelzer and Grant Cole scored for the Bucs (8-3-1, 4-2-1 O-K Red).
WMC FALLS TO COVENANT
No. 1-ranked (Division 4) Covenant Christian scored twice in the first half goals and hung on for a 2-0 win over host Western Michigan Christian Tuesday night at Warrior Field.
The win gives Covenant at least a share of the River Valley Conference.
Tyler Decker scored for the Chargers 6 minutes into the game. Travis Bouwkamp scored off an assist from Corbin Prince with just over 6 minutes remaining in the first half.
Covenant outshot the Warriors 11-3 while WMC keepers Christian Rogers and Hunter Berens made eight and one saves, respectively.
“We lost to a very good Covenant team that is playing really well right now. They seem to be clicking,” WMC coach David Hulings said. “We have to be patient as now that we have injured players back we still need to have them gel together. We aren't having much things going our way, but we still need to work hard to make that happen.”