Clawson soccer keeps rolling, beat Lumen Christi 1-0 in regional semifinal
By Mike Moore
Posted October 23, 2013
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.”
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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