Grand Haven Tribune: Tuesday's Prep Roundup

Tuesday's Prep Roundup

Tribune Staff • Aug 22, 2018 at 12:15 AM

Tuesday's morning rain caused a few cancellations on the tennis courts, but there was still plenty of volleyball and soccer action on the slate.

Here is a look at how each local team performed.



The Spring Lake volleyball squad successfully defended their Mustang Invitational trophy on Tuesday at NorthPointe Christian High School.

The Lakers won the event last year and finished 5-0-1 Tuesday to reclaim their title as tournament champion.

Spring Lake defeated Orchard View (25-17, 25-16), Cedar Springs (25-18, 25-22) and split with NorthPointe Christian (25-23, 12-25) in pool play.

In the first round of bracket play, Spring Lake took on Grand Rapids Prep, winning 25-15 and 25-17. The Lakers then played Cedar Springs in the semifinals, winning the rematch 25-17 and 25-17. In the championship match, Spring Lake played NorthPointe Christian once again, coming out victorious by scores of 25-17 and 25-18.

Senior setter Madeline Zenas led the Lakers with 114 assists, 16 kills, 34 digs, seven blocks, and five aces, while Jenna Core added 31 kills, four blocks, and 52 digs. Abbi Perkins had 27 kills, seven aces, and 13 blocks, while Jencen Sabo and Taylor Colquitt added 19 and 17 kills, respectively.

The Lakers improve to 9-1-1 on the season and will be back in action Friday as they participate in the Battle on the Boardwalk in downtown Grand Haven. The varsity slate begins at 4 p.m. with three matches scheduled.



The Western Michigan Christian soccer team had no issues with Reeths-Puffer on Tuesday, scoring a 5-1 win over the Rockets in non-conference play.

Isaiah Barco-Morales scored a few minutes before the first half ended on an assist by Hayden Hubers to give WMC a 1-0 lead heading into halftime. The Warrior offense exploded for four goals in the second half, with two goals scored by Andrew Rasmusen, one by Hayden Hubers and a second goal by Barco-Morales to put the game out of reach for Reeths-Puffer.

"We had some real solid play by Hayden, Andrew and Issac Van Hoven up top, and our defenders did a great job of shutting down most of their attacks," said WMC head coach David Hulings. "We worked really hard in the first half, but we needed to be a little more patient on the attack and create more runs in order to create more chances inside the box. We did that in the second half and the result was a great offensive performance."

JUNIOR VARSITY: Western Michigan Christian and Reeths-Puffer played to a 1-1 draw. WMC scored first on a goal by Beau Campbell that was assisted by Owen Varnado.

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