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June 7, 2013

Liggett girls soccer season ends at regional final

By Mark Vest
C & G Sports Writer

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Liggett girls soccer season ends at regional final
Teammates Jane Ann (Ania) Dow, left, and Madison Jerome, right, celebrate a goal scored by Liggett freshman Eleanor Withers, pictured center, during the Knights' regional final game against Clarkston Everest Collegiate/Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes.

MADISON HEIGHTS — Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett's girls soccer season sended in a 4-1 Division 4 regional final loss to Clarkston Everest Collegiate/Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes June 7 at host school Madison Heights Bishop Foley.

Everest Collegiate got three goals from junior Anna Robb to help keep its season alive. Robb scored her first goal with 19:56 remaining in the first half and came back to score two more in the second half to help her team advance to the state semifinals against Lansing Christian, scheduled for a 7 p.m. start June 12 at Troy Athens.

Although Liggett coach David Dwaihy would have preferred that it was his team making the trip to Athens next week, follwoing the game, he was able to express appreciation for the season his Knights squad had, which included winning a district title for the first time in what he thinks has been five or six years.

"I think we kind of came into this game feeling like we already had a really successful year — a lot to feel good aboout," he said. "Going up against the top team in the state, we knew there was a good chance it wasn't (going to) go very well, but I feel really good about how we played. They deserve to be that top-ranked team; they're really impressive. We have a good core of girls coming back next year, so there's a lot to be excited about in the future. We won our conference (Michigan Independfent Athletic Conference) and we won the district, so it's been a really good year for us."

Jessica Parry also added a goal for Everest Collegiate.

Freshman Eleanor Withers was credited with Liggett's lone goal, which came with 5:02 remaining in the contest.

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