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October 23, 2013

Clawson soccer keeps rolling, beat Lumen Christi 1-0 in regional semifinal

By Mike Moore
C & G Sports Writer

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Clawson's Andrew Halsey scored the only goal during Wednesday night's regional semifinal as Clawson beat Lumen Christi 1-0.

FARMINGTON — Jarred Kullman had to search quite a bit to find out when the last time Clawson High’s soccer team enjoyed a district title.

What he found was one 18 years ago.

He searched even harder to find when Clawson reached a regional title game.

“That, I couldn’t find,” he said with a laugh. “This may be the first one ever.”

The 2013 team continues to make history, as the Trojans kept their magical season going Wednesday night, sneaking past Jackson Lumen Christi 1-0 in a Division 3 regional semifinal at Farmington High.

“Tremendous,” Kullman said of the win. “It’s tough to really put things into words. It was an emotional game with a ton of fan support, and we were able to do some real good things to get this.”

Andrew Halsey got the game’s lone tally at about the 15-minute mark of the first half.

Goalie Nash Stepnitz took over from there, turning away any Lumen Christi chance he was faced with.

“They made a few good runs, but I think as the game wore on, we didn’t give up as many chances,” Kullman said. “But hey, a 1-0 game is always tense.”

Now 15-6-0, Clawson will face Macomb Lutheran North at 5 p.m. in an Oct. 25 final at Farmington.

North beat Grosse Ile High 1-0 in the other semifinal

“We have to play our game,” Kullman said. “We’re going to see a real good team with a strong defense and a real good forward. We have to do our job.”

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