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Prep Roundup: Spring Lake girls lax eliminated by East Grand Rapids

Tribune Staff • Updated May 22, 2018 at 12:17 AM

The Spring Lake girls lacrosse team traveled to East Grand Rapids for a showdown with the top-seeded Pioneers on Monday night in the Division 2 regional quarterfinals.

After demolishing Grand Rapids Northview (19-2) in the regional opener, the Lakers were on the receiving end of a lopsided contest, as East Grand Rapids proved to be too much in a 24-4 win.

The Pioneers (15-3) scored five goals early on in the first half and the Lakers were never able to mount a serious comeback against a talented East Grand Rapids keeper and a star-studded defensive front.

Isabelle Cobb, Elena Antekeier, Kate Vinkemulder and McKenzie Ely each scored single goals for the Lakers, who close out the season with a 10-5 overall record.

The Pioneers, who won five straight Division 2 state championships from 2012-16, will look to start a new streak this spring, after finishing runner-up last season. They advance to play the winner of Vicksburg and Grand Rapids Christian in the regional semifinals on May 30.

SPRING LAKE SOCCER ROLLS COMSTOCK PARK

The Spring Lake girls soccer team had no problems pushing past the Panthers of Comstock Park on Monday night, as the Lakers scored an 8-0 shutout win in O-K Blue Conference action.

Senior Emily Batts stormed the box and dropped two assists to teammates Phoebe Saunders and Tia Leary, who each netted a goal to get the Laker offense rolling early.

Junior defender Sara Grey was next to score, placing a penalty kick opportunity past the keeper. Junior Taylor Colquit took over after that, recording a hat trick to keep Spring Lake in front for good.

She was fed twice by junior Keara Fritsche and once by junior Madeline Zenas. The scoring was rounded out with two unassisted goals, one by senior Coco McKeough, who finished a penalty kick shot and Leary, who ripped a shot past the keeper on a free kick.

Junior keeper Kamryn Lewkowski registered another shutout in net.

GRAND HAVEN SOCCER BLANKED BY GRANDVILLE

The Grand Haven girls soccer team couldn't find their rhythm or possession Monday night in an O-K Red Conference clash with Grandville at home.

The Bulldogs scored seven minutes into the contest on a rebound opportunity, and added a second goal 10 minutes later, when a scrum for possession resulted in a scoring opportunity for Grandville.

One minute later, Grandville created a breakaway opportunity on a long ball past the Grand Haven defensive line and scored on the chance to go up 3-0. With 11 minutes left in the half, a penalty kick shot from 25 yards out snuck beneath the crossbar for another Bulldog goal and a 4-0 deficit for the host Buccaneers.

Grand Haven registered three shots in the second half, all of which were swatted away by the Grandville keeper. The defining stat of the night was penalties, as the Buccaneers were called for 12 fouls and the Bulldogs were only called for five.

Junior varsity: Grand Haven defeated Grandville, 3-2. Leah Huyler, Anna Lown and Josie Mast each scored one goal, while Lown and Morgan Richardson each added one assist.

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