Farmington Hills — Keiko DeClerck's second-half goal sealed the Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood girls field hockey team's 2-1 victory over Farmington Hills Mercy on Wednesday.
"We've had a lot of injuries, and this is only our second game playing together as a team," Cranbrook coach Megan Getz said. "I think finally we're staring to click and play like a team.
"We had a rough start, but it seems like we're finally starting to turn it around."
DeClerck scored with 12 minutes 30 seconds left.
Julia Henderson struck first for Mercy (1-2-2) with 16:17 to go in the first half, but the team struggled to find the net the rest of the game.
"We didn't play composed, it's as simple as that," Mercy coach Butch Babler said. "I thought we controlled most of the game, we just didn't play composed when it was on our defensive end.
"We're a good team, we can move the ball, we can do a lot of things. But when pressure comes on, we're lacking a little bit right now."
Grace Giampetroni answered for Cranbrook, making the score heading into the second half.
"We started to spread out and pass a lot more, and we started to talk," Getz said. "That's really been the difference for us."
Lauren Colburn added an assist for Cranbrook (2-0), which hosts Livonia Ladywood on Friday.
"We've got to start being more aggressive in the circle," Getz said. "We still have to work on playing less frantically when we get nervous."
Mercy travels Tuesday to Grosse Pointe South Tuesday.
Warren Woods-Tower 5, Roseville 4: Semir Juju had four goals and an assist, and Trevor Agini had a goal and an assist for Tower (4-5-1, 1-3-1 Macomb Area Conference Gold Division). Roseville is 2-8, 1-5.
Dearborn 166, Dearborn Edsel Ford 208: Dearborn senior Elayna Bowser was the medalist with a 3-under 33 at Warren Valley Golf Course.
Marissa McNees is a freelance writer; News staff contributed