Beverly Hills,PontiacJune 03, 2014
Notre Dame Prep soccer falls; Country Day wins to advance to regional final
By Mike Moore
C & G Staff Writer
Prep's Taylor Timko (22) battles with a pair of Flint Powers players in Tuesday's regional semifinal. Prep fell 3-0.
FARMINGTON HILLS — Two teams, and two combined losses all year.
Something had to give.
The Pontiac Notre Dame Prep and Flint Powers Catholic girls soccer teams collided Tuesday evening in a Division 3 regional semifinal, and in the end, it was Flint Powers remaining undefeated on the season with a 3-0 victory.
“They outdueled us in a lot of 50-50 plays,” Prep coach Jim Stachura said. “They deserved the win tonight.”
Flint Powers struck first with 20:48 to play in the first half when Erin Emmert found the back of the net for a 1-0 lead that held up until halftime.
Kristin Syrowik scored to make it 2-0 early in the second frame, and Morgan McKerchie put the nail in the coffin, giving Flint Powers a 3-0 lead with just 11:11 remaining in regulation.
“We had some chances, don’t get me wrong,” Stachura said. “But we had a rough day today. … We expected a lot more.”
Still, ending the season with a 18-3-1 record was hardly reason to be discouraged.
“We’ve been through a lot of ups and downs, but they have a lot to be proud of,” Stachura added. “We’ve won a lot of soccer games the past few years.”
Flint Powers, now 18-0-2, advances to play Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day in a 5 p.m. June 5 final at Farmington Hills Harrison.
Country Day beat Grosse Ile High 4-0 in its semifinal.