Local Sports Journal

Fruitport came out firing in its 8-2 soccer victory  over Howard City Tri-County.

The Trojans (5-2-3, 2-0) scored four goals in each half as Dalton Mullennix tallied a hat trick.

Zack Gilson’s breakaway goal gave Fruitport a 1-0 lead on a Noah Hendricks pass that set up the play.  Gilson finished with two goals and an assist.

Fruitport led 4-1 at halftime.

Hendricks finished with a goal and three assists, Andrew Frost added a goal and Caleb Straley scored his first varsity goal for Fruitport. Kyle Winger added an assist.

“Ben Kramer continued to dominate the defensive side of the field,” said Fruitport head coach Jeff Kobylak. “He played with great passion again today.”

“Noah Hendricks is distributing the ball like a pro,” said Kobylak. “His vision continues to grow and makes the teammates around him better.”

Fruitport outshot Howard City 21-9 as goalie Conner Deneen posted the win.