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Maddie Monroe

A Buccaneer player dribbles past a Jenison opponent. A dynamic offense is what fueled the Bucs' 3-0 record this week.

Sam Woiteshek, Co-Editor-In-Chief

What Happened: On Monday, the Buccaneers traveled to West Ottawa and won 5-3. After recent weeks of a sputtering offense, Grand Haven finally were able to get it going. Junior Alli Keyser led the Bucs with two goals, followed by senior Lucy Toppen, sophomore Jennifer Dear and junior Dahlia Jerovsek, all of whom had one. Tuesday brought another conference matchup with Caledonia and the Lady Bucs came away victorious, winning 2-0. The duo of Dear and Keyser scored the goals, but the shutout from sophomore Hannah Brackenbury in the net was what sealed the win for Grand Haven. Finally on Thursday, playing their third game in four days, the Buccaneers clobbered East Kentwood 6-1. It was an all-around complete win for the Lady Bucs, with Keyser scoring an astounding four goals and Dear chipping in one. Sophomore Ellary Bylsma got her first goal of the season as well.

They Said It: “Against West Ottawa, I thought we played very aggressive and we were able to push through their momentum,” Keyser said. “Caledonia wasn’t going to be easy. We had to make a lot of combination plays. Against East Kentwood our defense played awesome and we really connected in the front.”

Three Stars: 1. Keyser (averaging 2.33 goals per game this week). 2. Jennifer Dear (accounting assists for nearly all of Keyser’s goals as well as 3 goals herself). 3. First time scorers (Bylsma, Jerovsek and Toppen) for adding that extra spark to the offense.

Up Next: The Bucs have a full slate of home games this upcoming week starting with Monday against Forest Hills Central, Thursday against West Ottawa and Saturday against Mona Shores.