Local Sports Journal

The Fruitport varsity soccer team is on a scoring tear.

The Trojans started lighting up the scoreboard earlier this week with five goals in a shutout victory over Muskegon Catholic.

And they kept it going in a big way Thursday, registering a 9-1 nonconference victory over Cedar Springs.

Fruitport grabbed the lead quickly – about as quickly as any team could possibly hope for in soccer. Andrew Frost took a long pass from Nick Carrier and scored nine seconds into the match, which broke the record for the fastest goal in school history.

Noah Hendricks, Kyle Winger and Jason Johnson added goals over the following 20 minutes, putting the Trojans up 4-0 midway through the first half. Johnson’s tally was his first of his varsity career.

Zach Gilson capped off the big first half with two of his three goals.

The Trojan scoring parade continued after halftime, with Nick Carrier, Dalton Mullennix and Gilson finding the net.

Bryant Rebone, Hendricks and Carrier each had two assists for the winners, while Frost added one. Goaltender Conner Deneen registered four saves for the Trojans, who improved to 3-2-2 on the season.

“We have really committed to playing with speed in every phase of the game for every minute of the game,’ said Fruitport coach Greg Kobylak. “It really is starting to click and it’s really fun to watch as a coach.”