Michigan Girls Take Soccer Championship

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The girls’ soccer team of Calvin Christian High School of Grandville, Mich., won its third consecutive Division IV state championship in early June.

The Squires, who finished the season with a 24-1 record, had to come from behind in both the semifinal and championship games to win the title.

“We had eight players who won their third state title, and their experience in big games showed,” said Squires head coach Tim TerHaar.

Calvin Christian outscored its opponents on the season 137-7 and had shutouts in 20 of its 24 victories. The Squires’ only loss was a 3-0 setback to Unity Christian (Hudsonville, Mich.), which won the Michigan Division III state championship the same day Calvin won its title.

“While we scored quite a few goals, the strength of our team was our defense and our ability to control the midfield,” said TerHaar, a member of Fuller Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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Greg Chandler is a freelance news correspondent for The Banner. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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