A win’s a win.
Still, the Grand Haven varsity soccer team, ranked No. 6 in the latest Division 1 state poll, wasn’t in the mood to celebrate after Thursday’s lackluster 1-0 victory over visiting Hudsonville.
“We definitely were looking to score more goals,” said senior defender Nick Kline. “Our goal is to get two goals in the first half.
“We’ve just got to work on keeping the intensity up. We look great at moments.”
There have been games this year where the Bucs have put it all together, including a pair of wins over state-ranked East Kentwood.
Then there are games like Thursday, where it took a gutsy effort from a pair of freshmen recently added to the varsity roster to pull out the win.
The Bucs had beaten the Eagles earlier in the season, 4-0, and played like they expected another easy win. That wasn’t the case, and at halftime, the contest was tied at 0-0.
Grand Haven finally broke the tie midway through the second half when Christian Dault beat a pair of Eagles’ players to the ball and sent it toward the Hudsonville goal before getting knocked to the ground.
Haven freshman Mason Harloff showed great hustle to battle for the ball with the Eagles’ goalie, allowing the ball to slip past the commotion in front of the net, where Cam Jerovsek was able to run on and punch the ball into the open goal.
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