TROUT LAKE - Despite a hat trick from senior Micah Koopmans, the Sunnyside Christian High School boys soccer team came up on the short end of an 8-3 score last Friday at Trout Lake.
Countering Koopmans' three goals was a five-goal performance by Trout Lake's Mark Poland. The Mustang blasted in two goals in the first half, when Trout Lake built a 4-1 lead, and added three more scores after intermission.
Sunnyside Christian Coach Russ Smies said Trout Lake's offensive alignment kept his Knights confused throughout the game.
"We're still trying to figure out what they ran against us," Smies said.
Koopmans, in scoring all three of Sunnyside Christian's goals, was assisted on each score by senior teammate Jordan Haak.
Knight goalkeeper John Bosma was credited with 10 saves in the game.
Friday's loss dropped the Knights' South/Central 'B' League record to 0-5. Overall on the season, Sunnyside Christian is 4-7.
The Sunnyside squad is scheduled to host Riverside Christian this coming Tuesday, and will play the same team again this coming Friday on the Crusaders' home field.