Grosse PointesAugust 28, 2013
Grosse Pointe South takes 1-0 win against crosstown rivals
South survives late flurry to move to 2-0
By Thomas Franz
South's Francesca Aliotta, left, battles for possession against North's Meagan Curran during an Aug. 28 game.
Grosse Pointe South used an early goal by Samantha Schervish then relied on its defense to claim a 1-0 victory against Grosse Pointe North Wednesday afternoon at South.
Schervish's goal with 20:51 left in the opening half capped off a flurry of opportunities that South had in the early moments against its crosstown rivals.
Although the first half belonged to South, North took control of possession in the second half, but the Norsemen were unable to fully take advantage. With her teammates tiring — the Blue Devils had a 7 p.m. game Tuesday night — South goalie Sydney Calhoun provived a firm last line of defense by making two close range saves with 11 minutes left in the second half.
"We definitely got a little bit tired. I think we need to work on getting better in shape, but we did well," South coach Millie Tompkins said. "We definitely have the skills and we're going to improve. We played last night as well, and I'm sure we were a bit beaten down from it."
South (2-0) will take on Grosse Pointe University Liggett Sept. 7. North (0-1) will host Farmington Sept. 3.