Beverly Hills, Pontiac
Notre Dame Prep soccer falls; Country Day wins to advance to regional final
By Mike Moore
Posted June 3, 2014
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.
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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