Portage opened the match controlling the neutral third and forcing Grandville into their own half with a coordinated midfield line and strategic defensive positioning. Grandville struggled to cross the half-line with Portage beginning to get looks at the Grandville net. Freshman goalkeeper C. McCrumb was pressed into service and forced to make a series reaction saves close to the goal line. Portage eventually capitalized on a stumble in Grandville’s back-four and found the back of the net. Superior man-to-man play by the Portage midfield kept a hungry offense fed with service through the center channel until they scored a second time. Grandville regrouped at the half to neutralize the Portage midfield with wide-channel play and strong service into the gaps between Portage defenders. Grandville’s speedy forward line pressed the Portage keeper into action but the shift in momentum wasn’t enough to change their fortunes before the clock ran out.
- W 2 vs Portage Central HS
- 0 Grandville High School
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