• Keegan Fritsche

Spring Lake Boys' Varsity Lacrosse Wins Back-And-Forth Game Against Mona Shores

This lacrosse year has been a little different than normal. This year, the team hasn’t done as well as they have in past seasons. I think, personally, it has something to do with COVID-19 and how they didn’t have a season last year. Everyone was rusty at the start of the season because some of us haven't played in a whole year. The team is 5-6 in the season with 3 games left before regionals. They are out of the debate for the conference champs title, so they are instead focusing on regionals and to go as far as they can. This year, senior Zach Mitchell has been going putting in the effort. Mitchell has had the most goals on the season and tied the most goals in a game by a Spring lake player, which was 8 goals. Also, freshman Sam Shafer has been having a great year with winning faceoffs.

Two weekends ago, the team faced off against Mona Shores, who’s always a rival because everyone knows each other. Their team is still getting kicked off in finding their rhythm as their program was started only 2 years ago. This year though, they are a completely different team. It went back and forth between the teams, and at halftime the score was 6 Mona Shores - 2 Spring Lake. After halftime, Mona kept scoring. Spring Lake brought the heat in the 4th quarter, coming back and tying the score. Mona Shores ended up scoring with 40 seconds left of regulation to add a point to their score. However, Spring lake didn’t give up with 40 seconds left. Sam Shafer won the face off and tossed it to Zach Mitchell, who ran past 4 players and scored - making the game go into overtime. Overtime is played by the rule that whoever scores first wins the game. Spring Lake won the faceoff, and Zach Mitchell took it down and scored again winning the game for Spring Lake 12-11. Today, the Boys’ Varsity team plays Grand Haven away at 7 for their last game before regionals.

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