Stevenson overwhelms Franklin

Stevenson overwhelms Franklin


Stevenson overwhelms Franklin


How “sweep” it is for the Livonia Stevenson boys soccer team, which upended its second city rival in four days Monday night.

With Friday night’s 3-1 triumph over Livonia Churchill still fresh in their minds, the Spartans derailed visiting Livonia Franklin, 6-1, on Monday to improve to 2-0. The Patriots slipped to 0-2.

Ryan Theisen propelled the winners’ offense with three goals while Hunter Mullett added a goal and two helpers.

“Franklin pressed a high line and we were successful playing in behind them,” said Stevenson head coach Ken Shingledecker. “Ryan and Hunter were on fire. It was a nice team win for us.”

Stevenson outshot the Patriots, 15-4. Austin Kaczmarek, Turner Miller and Adam Bixby combined for two saves for Stevenson.

Ryan Prohaska notched seven stops for Franklin.

Mullett kicked off the scoring in the ninth minute after finishing a pass from Brandon Navarro.

Navarro doubled the hosts’ advantage two minutes later after being assisted by Phil Vrzovski.

The Spartans put the game away 16 minutes into the second half when Theisen scored two goals within 60 seconds. Both net-finders were assisted by Mullett.

Nick Curtis gave the Patriots a brief burst of momentum when he scored from Ryan Bieth in the 70th minute, but Theisen scored seconds later before Tyler Gregory capped the scoring with a goal assisted by Trevor Furkas.

Warriors toppled

Lutheran Westland opened its season Monday night on the wrong end of an 8-0 decision to Lutheran Northwest.

“It was a tough way to start the season but we have a lot of potential and we will do our best to build on every game,” said Warriors head coach Rod Schultz.

Trojans fall

Cesar Chavez Academy evened the score with Clarenceville on Monday.

The Aztec Eagles avenged a 1-0, upset loss to the Trojans in last year’s district tournament with a 7-0 victory.

Ricardo Somano and Steve Lucas scored two goals apiece for Chavez. Noah Elagamy had eight saves for the host Trojans (1-1).


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