On Tuesday the team traveled to Grandville. The Eagles had to make some adjustments to their usual play as the Grandville pool is the only pool in the conference that hosts a shallow/deep game. The Eagles ended the first quarter as the Bulldogs rallied 0-3. By the end of the half the Eagles had found their perch and held the Bulldogs 3-3. The strong Eagles team continued on the flight during the second half to finish the game with a 9-5 win over the 4th in State ranked Grandville.
Serena DeJonge, Grace Boeve and McKenna Brink lead the Eagles offensively with 2 goals each. Maddy Jones contributed to a strong defensive for the Eagles with 7 steals. Analise blocked 5 shots on goal and the team contributed to an amazing 5 field blocks. The Eagles have some opportunity to continue to improve as their shot to goal percentage in the game was 27%.
On Thursday the Eagles hosted Grand Haven for Senior Night. Taking a strong 6-0 lead in the first quarter. The team continued to play a tough offensive game and finished with a 15-0 win.
Leading offensive play in goals scored was Grace Boeve (5), Madeline Worst (3) and Claire Tuttle (3). Claire Tuttle (3) also lead in steals on defensive while Annalise Patsiavos and Emma Lamers had a combined 7 blocks in goal.
Following the game the team honored the following Seniors: Serena DeJonge, Maddy Jones, Tonya Muller, Annalise Patsiavos, Ashley Putnam-Murray, and Madeline Worst.
With a record of 18-2 the Eagles will be the top seed in District 1, only losing games to top ranked Illinois teams, and will play Saturday, May 12th at 10:30 AM in EGR.
Stats from regular season play:
- Claire Tuttle led the team with 44 goals, followed by Serena DeJonge with 37, and Maddy Worst with 33
- Maddy Worst (36) and Claire Tuttle (30) also led the team with assists
- Maddy Jones had a whopping 75 steals
- Claire Tuttle has won 57 of 61 sprints for 93% success rate
- Annalise Patsiavos has blocked 119 shots on goal
- Serena DeJonge had the highest shot percent
Congrats to the 2018 Conference Champions (5 peat)!