Both Spring Lake and Fruitport scored Lakes Eight Conference victories on Wednesday, setting the stage for their annual clash at Spring Lake on Monday.
The Lakers had a much easier time on Wednesday, crushing Grant, 8-0.
Fruitport, on the other hand, needed overtime to get past Orchard View, 1-0.
Freshmna Emily Winicki scored with 2 minutes, 8 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lift the Trojans over the Cardinals. Fellow freshman Kelsie Schultz provided the assist.
Coach Jeannie McClain credited her midfield of Marissa Hassevoort, Lauren Maus and Hailey Hanks with controlling the place of the game and winning 50-50 balls against a hard-working and skilled Orchard View team.
“This was a complete team effort where the hustle and grit allowed (us) to control play and get a positive result,” McClain said. “This was also a very solid night for our defense, limiting OV to two total shots.”
The Trojans held a 9-2 advantage in shots on goal.
At Spring Lake, the Lakers scored early and often against Grant, scoring a few minutes into the game and finishing off the contest with their eighth goal 10 minutes into the second half.
Mariada Gezon had a hat trick for Spring Lake. Kayle Krueger scored twice, while Morgan Carey, Nora Adkins and Kelly Hoffius added single goals.
Sierra Gipson and Dani Rhem had two assists each, while Kelcea Wilson and Megan Harken split time in goal.
Junior Varsity: Spring Lake beat Allendale, 7-0, while Fruitport topped Orchard View, 2-1.