Raiders take keys away from T’birds

Raiders take keys away from T’birds


Raiders take keys away from T’birds


Football on white line

Football on white line

North Farmington continued to do all the right things and stymie its opposition Thursday in girls soccer as it defeated visiting Dearborn Edsel Ford, 3-0.

The Raiders are 5-0-1 overall. The first statewide rankings of the 2015 season will be announced Monday by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association.

North’s Alexis Cohn scored the first goal on a free kick in the first half from 35 yards.

In the second half, Karlie Cummins, standing in front of the Edsel Ford keeper, dropped the ball back to Tyler Hammaren, who fired a line drive into the net.

On the final goal, Cummins banged home another drive after a feed from Gabriella Sgambati.

“We were kind of stale in the first half, not really putting forth an appropriate effort,” North coach Tim Russell said.

“In the second half, we turned our effort way up, keeping the ball in the opponent’s end for the vast majority of the time.

“We began to use the entire field and every player across the field. When we move the ball in all four directions, we become much tougher.”

Russell added the defense was unbeatable again, helping goalkeeper Patil Tcholakian earn her fifth shutout. The Raiders have allowed a miniscule average of 0.17 goals.

The defenders responsible for shutting down the opposition and supporting Tcholakian were Cohn, Erin Bahm, Bethany Wood, Arti Vaishnav and Abby Hegarty.

“We had a number of people step up today to fill in for injured or ill players, including Sam Berman, Hegarty, Lynn Lerner and Natalie Rollinger,” Russell said.

Falcons roll twice

Farmington mercied a pair of OAA Blue Division opponents last week for its first victories of the season in girls soccer.

Katie Nuttall, Arianna Dedivani and Casey Borden, who was called up the from the JV, scored two goals apiece Thursday in a 13-1 rout of Pontiac. Kayla Sharp and Teagan Evans also scored on penalty kicks.

The Falcons trounced host Ferndale on Tuesday, 9-1. Courtney Knoerl and Erin Abramczyk paced the successful effort with two goals apiece.

Nuttall, Evans, Erin Uhelski, Jessica Clappison and Megan Schulz also figured in the scoring. Angela Boyce had a team-best two assists.

Farmington is 2-4 overall and will try for its third straight division win Tuesday when it plays host to Birmingham Groves.

Trojans lose, 4-0

In a matchup of former Metro Conference teams, Lutheran Westland claimed a 4-0 victory over Livonia Clarenceville (1-4) in girls soccer Thursday.

“We weren’t communicating or moving with intuition in the first half,” Clarenceville coach Amanda Moody said. “In the second half, we came out with the passion and energy that we had needed all along. We didn’t give up without a fight.”

Marian stays on roll

Ellie DeConinck scored two goals Tuesday as the Mustangs defeated Farmington Hills Mercy, 4-0. Hannah Redoute and Jaclyn Engel also contributed to the scoring.

Marian improved to 3-0 in the Catholic League Central Division and 6-0-2 overall Thursday when it defeated Divine Child, 2-0.


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