Bloomfield Hills soccer team making first season quite memorable
By Mike Moore
Posted October 30, 2013
When the Bloomfield Hills High soccer team captured a district title two weeks ago, the first postseason trophy in program history was officially secured.
When the guys did the same a week later in the regional round, it was two-for-two.
“Now, we want one more,” coach Dougie MacAulay said a day after his guys beat Utica High 2-1 in a Division 1 regional final, moving within two wins of a state title. “This whole season has been a special ride. We want to end it the right way.”
Kyle Petrovich put the Black Hawks up 1-0 during the regional final, only to see Utica tie it roughly one minute later.
But Conor Wahl’s tally with six minutes remaining in regulation pushed the first-year program to the state semifinals.
“It wasn’t a pretty game to watch,” MacAulay said with a laugh. “It was more of a fight and a battle to see who could hang on.”
And by hanging on against Utica, Bloomfield Hills (15-2-5) now has a semifinal match with Traverse City West at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at Midland High.
“We’re going to have to really prepare from a mental standpoint for what we know is going to be a tough game,” MacAulay said. “We’re going to head up there early, get a good dinner in us, relax and prepare. … It’s something we’re certainly looking forward to. We’re in a real good spot right now, to be part of the final four teams. I don’t think too many people predicted that for us.”
Cranbrook falls in semifinal
In D-2 regional semifinal action, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood had its season come to a close in a 1-0 loss to St. Clair Shore Lake Shore.
The Cranes end the season 16-2-2.
About the author
Sports Writer Mike Moore covers a variety of sports in Oakland County and the Detroit Catholic League. Mike joined C & G Newspapers in 2006 shortly after graduating from Albion College where he played football. He attended Dearborn Divine Child where he met his wife Jennifer. They have four sons together and reside in Dearborn.
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