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Prep roundup: SL girls swim qualifies four to state meet

Tribune Staff • Updated Sep 7, 2018 at 11:49 PM

Spring Lake

Laker girls swim falls to Maroons

The Spring Lake girls swim team took another tough loss Thursday night, falling to Holland Christian by a score of 119-66.

The loss on the scoreboard wasn’t the entire story, as the Lakers picked up three Division 2 state cuts.

Individually, Leila Kahler qualified in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5 minutes, 35.66 seconds.

Eliza Hulverson, Sara Strauss, Kahler and Sara Mumby teamed up to qualify both the 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams with times of 1:45.40 and 3:52.99.

Additionally, Maddi Miller competed well in the 100 backstroke as did Eve Geschiere in the 100 breaststroke.

The Lakers return to the pool today for the West Michigan Relay meet at Jenison High School and are scheduled to host Forest Hills Northern on Tuesday.

Western Michigan Christian

Warrior soccer drubs the Norsemen

The Western Michigan Christian boys soccer team improved to 5-0-2 on the season with a 4-0 win over North Muskegon on Friday night.

The Warriors got going early, as Andrew Rasmusen slid a ball to Charlie Alfree for a goal in the second minute of the game. In the 24th minute, Issac VanHoven crossed a ball through the box to a charging Caleb Minasian to put WMC up, 2-0.

VanHoven struck again in the second half, navigating through traffic and beating the keeper to take a commanding lead. The final goal was scored by Hayden Hubers in the 68th minute, unassisted.

“This was a very competitive game,” said WMC head coach David Hulings. “The score doesn’t look like that, but this game was a very tough win. North Muskegon will be a tough out later in the season.

“Our defense did a great job against a very organized attack. We had little margin for error. Our back line was able to shut down each counter-attack they sent against us.

“I was proud of our boys. It became much more physical than we like to play, but we are going to go against teams that play physical and we kept our cool. We were able to withstand the pressure.”

WMC returns to the pitch to host Ludington on Tuesday.

Junior varsity: WMC defeated North Muskegon 1-0 on a first-half goal by Ethan Hill. Ethan VanOrman posted the shutout for the Warriors.

Warrior tennis falls to North Muskegon

The Western Michigan Christian boys tennis team took a tough 7-1 loss to North Muskegon on Friday.

Tyler Newhouse took home the Warriors’ lone victory at No. 2 singles, defeating his opponent in three sets, 7-6, 2-6, 6-1.

No. 1 singles Christopher Newhouse fell in a sweep (6-0, 6-0); No. 3 singles Jaxon Duer fell 6-4, 6-0; and No. 4 singles Daniel Vandiesbrouck fell in a Set 2 tiebreaker (6-2, 7-5).

In the doubles flights, No. 1 pair Andrew Hill and Silas Jeltema fell 6-2, 6-1; No. 2 pair Michael Kamps and Alexander Miller pushed to three sets (4-6, 6-1, 7-5); No. 3 pair Jacob Tejchma and Jonas Jones fell 6-2, 6-0; and No. 4 pair Sean Kreiger and Joseph Clapp fell via sweep (6-0, 6-0).

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