Bucs' girls lacrosse blasts Bulldogs

Haven continues outstanding season
Matt DeYoung
May 2, 2014

The Buccaneers’ girls lacrosse team was off to the best start in program history when it traveled to Grand Rapids Christian April 23.

Grand Haven was hoping to make a statement with a win against a powerhouse GRC squad, but instead suffered a 21-8 loss.

The Bucs could have easily let that setback get them down. Instead, they’ve come back with a vengeance.

Grand Haven pounded visiting Grandville on Friday night, 19-9. That’s three straight wins for the Bucs since the loss to Grand Rapids Christian.

“We learned what we needed to work on in that loss,” said coach Kim Vincent, whose team is now 9-1 heading into Monday’s clash with a solid Hudsonville squad. “Just the maturity of the game has grown,” Vincent said. “They’re gaining confidence in each other. Their catching and throwing is a lot crisper, cleaner.

“It was a little rough today in the rain, but it just got better and better throughout the game.”

Grand Haven’s Courtney Hylok and Claire Davis each scored four goals, while Claire Reenders and Emily Betten contributed three goals and two assists each.

Savannah Albright had a goal and two assists, while Olivia Saber, Meara Williamson, Alli Lawson and Savannah Tallman each scored single goals.

Anna Gagnon was a force in the midfield for Grand Haven with two assists and five ground balls, as well as five caused turnovers.

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