On Monday, October 15, the Cedar Springs Boys Varsity Soccer team hosted the Sparta Spartans in the first round of the Division 2 District tournament. The Red Hawks walked onto the turf of Red Hawk Stadium ready to challenge their long time rival for the rights to advance to the Districts semi-finals. The squad took an early command of the game and played strong until the very end, crushing the Spartans 7 to 1. First half scoring credited to: Kyle Szirovecz (33:08-assist A.Dault), Robert Klein (25:59-assist A.Dault) & (11:29), and Carlos Pastor (14:28-assist A.Dault). Second half scoring by: Robert Klein (28:36-assist Quiroga), Carlos Pastor (20:30-assist Klein) and Gabe Zwinger (13:39-assist Ensley).
The District 2 semi-final game was played on October 17 at Northview High School and the Red Hawks were slated to play against the Huskies of Forest Hills Northern. The Red Hawk offensive unit of Kyle Szirovecz, Robert Klein, Luke Dault, Carlos Pastor, Julion Qurigoa, Jon Shaw and Mitch Hanmer battled for possession of the ball and had many attempts on goal. The defensive line of Aaron Dault, Trevor Rose, Dontae Ensley and Vitor Camillo protected their net fiercely and forced many turnovers throughout the match. Goal keeper Josh Champion had a tremendous night, robbing the Huskies of many scoring opportunities. The teams battled for 60 minutes before a point was added to the scoreboard. The Huskies were able to capitalize on a weak defensive moment and sent the ball into the net, just out of reach of Champion (16:52). The Red Hawks turned up the intensity and fought valiantly, but were unable to get a shot into the net and fell to the Huskies 0-1. The team played a tremendous game and finished their season with a respectable record of 15-4-1. The parents and coaches of the Boys Varsity team would like to congratulate the boys on a great season. Great job Red Hawks!