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MONDAY’S PREP GIRLS SOCCER ROUNDUP Grand Haven upsets top-ranked Hudsonville in OKC-Red semis; Portage Central, West Catholic advance in conference tourneys


HUDSONVILLE, Mich. – There’s something magical about tournament time.

After finishing third in the regular season of the Ottawa Kent Conference-Red Division, Grand Haven won its second straight game Monday via shootout in the OKC-Red Division Tournament to advance to the finals.


This time the stakes were much bigger.


After defeating sixth-seeded Holland West Ottawa 1-0 in a shootout last week in the conference tournament quarterfinals, the Buccaneers pulled a huge upset Monday by handing top-seeded and Division 1 top-ranked Hudsonville a 1-0 shootout loss in the semifinals to advance to the conference finals.

Grand Haven (7-4-4) will face either Caledonia or Rockford in the finals on a date and site to be determined.


Senior Hannah Taylor, not listed as a top-tier goalkeeper in the state in the preseason, stood tall between the pipes in shutting down the Eagles’ high-powered offense and roster full of future college players. She got her second straight shutout and her team’s seventh of the season.


Grand Haven lost to Hudsonville 4-0 back on April 16, as the Buccaneers’ offense has not scored a multitude of goals and only holds a 20-17 scoring edge on the season. It didn’t matter.


Josie Ross, Rosalee Springer and Kendall Gillis scored in the shootout with Gillis netting the shootout-clincher. Meanwhile, Taylor made a couple of saves in the shootout, where Grand Haven held a 3-0 advantage against the high-powered Eagles. Hudsonville (11-1-2) came in with nine shutouts and have outscored its opposition 49-8 this season but couldn’t find the back of the net this time around.


Hudsonville handed No. 3-ranked Troy its first loss Saturday, 2-1, in a non-conference showdown of top-five teams which was preceded two days earlier with an 8-0 shutout of Grandville in the OKC-Red quarterfinals. The Eagles had not lost since a 2-1 setback to Rochester Stoney Creek in the 2023 Division 1 state finals.


PORTAGE CENTRAL 2, STEVENSVILLE LAKESHORE 0: Regular season SMAC champion captured this win in the conference tournament Monday in a battle of top-15 teams. Alainna Simmons and Maddie Crowley scored for the Mustangs and Alli Rearick notched the shutout for Central (11-2-1). It marked the 10th shutout of the campaign for the Mustangs, who have outscored their foes 50-5 this season.


GRAND RAPIDS WEST CATHOLIC 2, COOPERSVILLE 1: Abby Druelle scored in the 45th and 58th minutes and the Falcons rallied back in the Ottawa Kent Conference-Blue Division quarterfinals, avenging an earlier defeat to Coopersville. Claire Smith and Hadley Giradot picked up assists and Katelyn Adams collected three saves on four shots for West Catholic (12-4-2). Coopersville (9-5-2) scored in the 31st minute off a goal from Michigan State-commit Rachael Wright.


DAVISON 1, FLINT POWERS CATHOLIC 0: Davison pulled the upset of Division 3 second-ranked Flint Powers at home Monday which lands the Cardinals in a third-place tie with Powers in the final Saginaw Valley League standings. Thanks to the Davison win, the result gives Midland Dow the outright SVL Championship. Dow finishes first, followed by Midland, Flint Powers and Davison, Bay City Western and Grand Blanc and on down the standings of the 11-team conference. Samantha Beller scored off a free kick in the 56th minute to lead Davison (10-3-1, 7-2-1).


RICHLAND GULL LAKE 2, KALAMAZOO LOY-NORRIX 0 (2OT): Gull Lake had to work some overtime during Monday’s SMAC semifinals to advance to the finals against regular season champ Portage Central.


UTICA EISENHOWER 3, NEW BALTIMORE ANCHOR BAY 0: The Eagles inched closer to defending its Macomb Area Conference-Red Division title with this shutout win over visiting Anchor Bay Monday. Ava Dukaj scored two goals and Ellera Jakubowski added the other to lead Eisenhower (10-1-1, 7-0-0). Julia Aniel and Maryn Smith registered assists and Molly Mellott recorded the team’s seventh shutout of the campaign. Anchor Bay (6-7-1, 2-5-1) was shut out for the fourth time this season.

SAUGATUCK 4, LAWTON 2: Neave Rema added three more goals to her season tally and Saugatuck captured the SAC-Lakeshore Division win Monday. Avery Smith added the other goal and Kennedy Gustafson had 11 saves.

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