It was a sweet repeat Friday night asDetroit Catholic Central claimed its second straight Division 1-Region 4 title with a 13-6 victory over University of Detroit Jesuit in a battle of top seeds.
The Shamrocks, who improved to 15-5 overall, got four goals from freshman Pete Thompson. Junior Roccoadded three, while Crawford finished with two goals and three assists.
Nickalso contributed two goals as CC advances to the state semifinals beginning at 7 . Wednesday at home against Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day (15-6), which advanced with an 18-3 win over South for the Region 3 title Friday at .
Also contributed to the victory for the Shamrocks was junior midfielder Alex, who was 16-of-21 on face-offs.
Sophomore goalie Hunteralso came up with some timely saves as the Shamrocks were able to avenge an 11-10 setback to U-D Jesuit (10-9) back on May 5.
“As for the loss before, there were a couple of things I changed offensively because I knew more than likely we’d see them again,” CC coach Dave Wilson. “So we’ve been prepping for two weeks playing against a zone defense. We needed to make sure that we relaxed a little bit. It takes patience to beat a zone. We wanted to make sure that we were doing that.”
The Shamrocks led only 2-1 after one period, but strung together three goals at the end of the first half to lead 6-3 at intermission. CC then opened up a 10-4 advantage after three quarters.
“When we came out we weren’t quite executing the things that we practiced,” Wilson said. “We weren’t moving the off-ball very well. We had a little break before the half and made some adjustments at halftime. Once you crack something open, the goals start going in. They changed to man-to-man, and once we knew that, we’d be very successful.”
This will be the second meeting this season between Catholic Central and Country Day. Thewon first encounter on March 25 by a 13-10 score.
“They’re a lot better than they were at that point and we know were a bit different now, too,” Wilson said. “
DETROIT CC 20, ADAMS 5:Detroit Catholic Central (14-5) boasted 12 different goal scorers en route to a victory over Rochester Adams (12-8) in a regional semifinal match played May 27 at Troy Athens.
The Shamrocks, who jumped out to a 9-0 lead before Adams could answer as juniors Roccoand Crawford led the scoring parade with four and three goals, respectively.