Saugatuck/Douglas Commercial Record Sports

Saugatuck soccer team claims three victories

By Jason Wesseldyk
Sports Editor
First-year Saugatuck girls soccer coach Jim Theis was impressed by the performance of South Haven’s goalie when his team squared off with the visiting Rams on Monday, April 29.
“She had a lot of saves,” Theis said of the goalie. “We finished with 22 shots, and she was able to stop almost all of them.”
“Almost” being the operative word.
Because Saugatuck senior Jenn Schock found a way to put one shot into the back of the net. And that was all the Trailblazers needed as they secured the 1-0 victory to run their unbeaten streak to eight straight.
Sophomore Neave Rewa, who led Saugatuck with 10 shots, assisted on Schock’s tally.
Junior goalkeeper Kennedy Gustafson spearheaded the defensive charge for the Trailblazers. She finished with four saves for the shutout, which upped Saugatuck’s record to 7-2-2.
On Wednesday, April 24, the Trailblazers made the short trip to Fennville to take on the archrival Blackhawks.
Rewa and fellow sophomore Alina Martinson did their part to make sure Saugatuck came out on top, as each scored three times to lead the way to the 7-0 victory.
Schock accounted for the other goal in addition to assisting on a pair of tallies.
“The players attacked and scored a couple early, which gave us some momentum,” Theis said. “They worked hard in the center to prevent counterattacks and continued to press the Fennville defense throughout the game.
“Overall, it was a well-played match by our girls even though it was our third game in three days.”
Rewa had an assist to go with her three goals. Charlotte Adkins and Ava Tringali also chipped in with an assist.
As was the game against South Haven, Schock scored Saugatuck’s lone goal in a non-league game against Covenant Christian on Tuesday, April 23. And as was the case against South Haven, that was enough for the win as the Trailblazers prevailed 1-0.
“This was the team’s best continual effort up to this point,” Theis said. “It was a well-played game by both sides, with the shots on goal being pretty even.”
Covenant Christian kept Gustafson active, as she finished with 12 saves.

Leave a Reply