Ten different Buccaneers scored, as Grand Haven defeated visiting Hudsonville, 18-3.
“Hudsonville is a new program, we’re obviously a more experience program, and we’ve got a lot of talented guys,” said coach Murle Greer. “… The guys on offense all know how to get after the net pretty good.
“We kind of had the green light on tonight. We wanted to gain some confidence going into spring break. After the last few games, we wanted to make sure we were firing on all cylinders before we left.”
Grand Haven had close wins against Mattawan on Saturday (8-7), and Zeeland on Monday (9-5), after opening the season with an 11-3 win over Spring Lake last Friday.
Tuesday’s win was the fourth in five days to open the season for Grand Haven, which has no more games before spring break. The Bucs have a tough slate in their first week back, with matchups against Forest Hills Central, West Ottawa and Grand Rapids Northview.
Jake Bouman led the Grand Haven offensive attack on Tuesday with four goals.
“We’re definitely getting back to our potential,” Bouman said. “We’re definitely starting to play like a team more, and getting the bumps and bruises out of our team play.”
Trevor McNamara and Curtis Pek each added a hat trick, and Austin Shiflett found the net twice.
Tristan Tongue, Kane Wilkinson, Jake Vieau, A.J. Dahlman, Sawyer Curtiss and Nathaniel Hentschel each scored a goal apiece.
Brody Smith led the charge for the Bucs on the defensive side of the ball, helping to hold the Eagles to just three goals.
“We were just trying to run our systems, and do good one-on-one defense,” Smith said. “Just work on our fundamentals and be solid defensively.”