Bucs water polo gets big win over Zeeland East

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Members of the bench cheer on their fellow Bucs teammates. After the huge win, the Bucs are now gearing up for the postseason.

Members of the bench cheer on their fellow Bucs teammates. After the huge win, the Bucs are now gearing up for the postseason.

Paige Horist

Paige Horist

Members of the bench cheer on their fellow Bucs teammates. After the huge win, the Bucs are now gearing up for the postseason.

Mijan Ahmad Nizam, Reporter

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WHAT HAPPENED: After a strong 11-2 start, The Grand Haven Buccaneers slowed down, but still manage to finish Zeeland East off with a 12-7 victory on senior night.

WHAT IT MEANS: The seniors were sent off with a win on senior night. Also, because Zeeland is a top team in their district, a victory over them will most likely lead to the Bucs being seeded as one of the top 3 teams in the district, which would automatically qualify them for the regional tournament.

KEY MOMENT: Early in the second quarter, junior Nick Wilson set up senior Ethan Ball on a goal that would fuel the Bucs on a 9-0 run over the next two quarters.

THREE STARS:

  • First star: senior Ethan Ball. The upperclassman led the way offensively, scoring four goals and recording an assist
  • Second star: junior Nick Wilson. Wilson led the charge on the defensive end, recording six steals.
  • Third star: senior Mark Nordin. The goalie had a solid night, putting up 8 saves.

THEY SAID IT: Our defense was really strong most of the game, we didn’t give Zeeland many chances to score,” senior Matt Marcus said. “We did get into some trouble with a few fouls against us though and that’s where Zeeland was able to take advantage a few times.”

UP NEXT: The Bucs will face off with East Grand Rapids on the 8th at 7:00 PM.

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Mijan Ahmad Nizam, Reporter

Senior Mijan Ahmad Nizam is a rookie to the Bucs’ Blade staff. He is very curious and eager to take on the world of journalism. The opportunity to have a voice through writing was what drew Mijan to joining Bucs’ Blade. In school, Mijan is involved in the FIRST Robotics team, Track & Field team, National Honor Society,  and finally making the basketball team for once. Outside of school, he enjoys video and photo editing, playing guitar, traveling the world, and being one of the biggest LeBron James fans. After high school, Mijan plans to attend either the University of Southern California or Texas A&M University to study business, aspiring to be an entrepreneur one day.

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Paige Horist, Reporter

Sophomore Paige Horist is on her first year of the Blade as a photographer. She likes music and Tod Smith. She hopes to go to Indiana, pursue songwriting and photography.

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