HOLLAND — Facing their toughest test of the season to date, Fruitport’s undefeated soccer team had taken its first big punch on Wednesday night.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — With the number of high-profile opponents Spring Lake had hosted in their non-conference schedule, the Lakers’ schedule reminds Hunter Malaski of a Tom Izzo-Michigan State basketball schedule.
HUDSONVILLE — For the first time in Grand Haven’s young soccer season, the Bucs were in unfamiliar territory early in the first half on the road against Hudsonville.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — Goals from Brady McDonald and Logan Petrus helped Grand Haven erase a two-goal halftime deficit in their season opener at local rivals Spring Lake.
There’s no shortage of strong teams in West Michigan when it comes to soccer. There were memorable moments even in a shortened 2020 season, and with a number of strong individuals returning, hardware is within reach for local teams this fall.
Spring Lake's football and soccer teams commenced their seasons on Monday, aiming to build off promising playoff appearances from last year. Both teams will feature heavy senior classes this year, as they begin their regular season in just a few short weeks.
It’s been about a year since a dark cloud hung over Michigan’s high school sports calendar. As teams began fall practices in 2020, there was apprehension in the air: Would the fall season be affected by COVID-19? Would it be played at all?
It’s been nearly two years since one of the largest beach soccer tournaments in the nation has come home to Grand Haven, but soccer enthusiasts’ bare feet will be back in Lake Michigan sands again this weekend.
EAST LANSING — For the majority of Spring Lake’s girls soccer state tournament run, their scoring chances – despite being limited – always seemed to find the back of the net.
SPRING LAKE – 21-year-old Brendan Watson knows a thing or two about relentlessly battling, scoffing at any thought of waving the white flag.
SPRING LAKE – Right now, Spring Lake girls soccer players were supposed to be strewn out all over the country with their families, on vacation, working and enjoying their summer vacation.
SPRING LAKE – Spring Lake soccer has had several inseparable moments and relationships during their run to the Division 2 state championship game, but none might be sweeter than the bond between four Laker juniors.
HOLLAND – If there’s been one constant about Spring Lake girls’ soccer this postseason, it’s been their ability to seize and cash in on the big moments.
CEDAR SPRINGS – It took all 80 minutes, two 10-minute overtime halves and a broken-down Spring Lake school bus, but the Lakers’ girls soccer team finally pulled through – winning their first regional championship since 2013, defeating Cadillac 1-0.
CEDAR SPRINGS — On a thick, muggy afternoon where opportunities were few and far between, Spring Lake girls soccer used their nose for goal to catapult them to a 4-1 victory over East Grand Rapids in the Division 2 regional semifinal game.
MUSKEGON — Hall of Fame Fruitport soccer coach and former athletic director Ken Erny had one simple message for the girls soccer team before their Division 2 district semifinal match against Ludington.
Western Michigan Christian’s girls soccer team kept their nerve on Tuesday night, overcoming a second-half comeback from Ravenna to win 3-2 in a district semifinal.
MUSKEGON — With how many seniors the Grand Haven girls soccer team contains, there’s an unspoken amount chemistry that they’ve established over their high school career.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — After practicing and playing in 50-degree temperatures for the majority of their season, Thursday was a chance to feel the heat for Grand Haven soccer.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — Injuries can become an issue no matter the sport or season, but one team getting bad luck at the wrong time has been Spring Lake’s girls soccer team.