Boys varsity soccer ties Grandville at annual Bucs Pride game

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Grace Montgomery

Senior forward Gavin Jonker faceplants in last night’s Bucs Pride game against Grandville. Jonker missed a game winning shot with 28 seconds left.

Gabi Nadeau , Reporter

ff WHAT HAPPENED:

The Boys soccer team put up a fight at their annual Bucs Pride purple game against Grandville. The ball went back and forth till the second half and ended the intense match with a tie.

WHAT IT MEANS:

The Bucs’ tie changes their record to 5-3-4 and keeps them at fourth in the O-K Red Conference. It also facilitates the theory that they are playing better away than at home, as they are 4-1 on the road.

KEY PLAYERS: 

Making the sole goal of the game, senior Jaden King took a penalty shot in the second half. The Bucs’ hope was revived after that shot set them ahead. 

Additionally, junior Charlie Van Singel carried the ball down the field throughout the game. His skills as a midfielder became important during the game, the constant turnovers created a need for strong defence, and offence. 

 THEY SAID IT: 

“Yeah I thought we played well,” junior Emarrean Banks said. “The ball was in their hands the majority of the game but the team just had some defense errors to fix and we need more shots off.” 

WHAT’S NEXT:

The boys soccer team continues to work hard this season, with an upcoming away game at Caledonia High School on Sept. 26. The boys soccer team is privileged to sport a great student section to support them throughout their games as well.