Spring Lake boys’ lacrosse drops pair to Grand Haven, 10-5, 9-7

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Spring Lake's Dominik Molotky (50) tries to score against Grand Haven Friday night. Dominik scored one of the Lakers' goals in a 9-7 loss to GH.  Photo: Grand Haven Tribune

Spring Lake's Dominik Molotky (50) tries to score against Grand Haven Friday night. Dominik scored one of the Lakers' goals in a 9-7 loss to GH. Photo: Grand Haven Tribune

Spring Lake's Dominik Molotky (50) tries to score against Grand Haven Friday night. Dominik scored one of the Lakers' goals in a 9-7 loss to GH. Photo: Grand Haven Tribune

by Josef Hissom, Sports

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The Spring Lake boys’ varsity lacrosse program has endured many challenges this season. A young and small roster, coupled with a couple of key injuries (senior goalie Brant Verlinde broke his thumb, but played Friday, and junior midfielder Max White has just returned from a serious concussion) has put a strain on the team.

However, the Lakers geared up for two battles against their cross river rivals Grand Haven this past week.

The first game, the climax of the heated LaxFest rivalry day, was a 10-5 loss for the Lakers.

When the Lakers visited Grand Haven six days later, Grand Haven once again pulled out the win with a 9-7 victory over Spring Lake. The team was unhappy with their first performance, and it showed in the effort exhibited in the second contest.

Despite falling behind 7-2 early in the 3rd quarter, the Lakers rallied back to a 7-7 tie early in the third quarter, shocking the Grand Haven crowd into silence.

Each goal kept giving momentum to the Lakers, until a 2 minute-non releasable penalty was assessed with around nine minutes left on the clock. This is when the pendulum would swing back in Grand Haven’s favor. After a goal by Grand Haven made it 8-7, they quickly scored again to make the game 9-7.

Despite a blitzkrieg effort by the Spring Lake offense, the ball never found the back of the net again, as Grand Haven won the game 9-7.

Still Spring Lake head coach Doug Sharp told The Grand Haven Tribune, “We were down five, we tie it, then we fall short at the end. Still heck of an effort. It would have been easy to fold up shop and go home, but we kept the shop open until the end of the game.”

Still, it was not an easy loss for the Lakers, marking their 7th game in the ‘L’ column in a row.

Colby Brown and Caleb Montgomery led the Lakers in scoring with two goals each. Also finding the back of the net for Spring Lake were Alec Kieft, Dominik Molotky, and Nate Nass, each with single goals. Returning from injury, goalie Brant Verlinde made six saves.

The Lakers, a very young squad with a plethora of key sophomores on the team making large contributions, are working towards getting into the Ws soon. They play Forest Hills Northern, Forest Hills Central, and Zeeland this week. A grueling schedule, the Lakers look to take it one game at a time, after a weekend away from the game to get their mind focused back to hard work.

The Lakers may still have a chance to get their cross river rivals, if they fall against one another in the OK Conference playoffs. A chance like that is awaited with bated breath, as the Lakers look to beat the Buccaneers at least once this season.

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