WMC, Reeths-Puffer, Grand Haven end season with shutout losses in soccer regionals

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The Western Michigan Christian boys soccer team closed out its season with a disappointing 1-0 overtime shootout loss to Buckley on Tuesday in the Division 4 regional semifinals at Cadillac High School.

The Warriors outshot Buckley by a 38-2 margin, but failed to find the net in regulation and two 10 minute overtime periods, which forced the game to be decided by a shootout.

The Warriors were outscored 4-1 during the shootout. Evan Fles scored the lone goal for Western Michigan Christian.

“With a team this talented we should not have been defeated in this way,” said a disappointed WMC coach David Hulings. “These seniors are amazing young men who have carried themselves so well this year.”

The Warriors finished their season with a 20-3 record, a Lakes 8 Conference championship and a Division 4 district title.

HOLLAND 8, REETHS-PUFFER 0 – The Rockets were shut down by Holland in the Division 2 regional semifinals. Senior captain and leading scorer, David McHugh pulled a muscle 90 seconds into the game and missed the rest of the match. Senior goalkeeper Jake Lofgren stopped nine shots. Reeths-Puffer closed its season with a 13-7-3 record.

EAST KENTWOOD 2, GRAND HAVEN 0 – The Buccaneers dropped their Division 1 regional semifinal contest to East Kentwood at Portage Central High School. Grand Haven finished its season with a 15-4-3 record.

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