Tuesday’s roundup: Northville stays unbeaten in soccer
Despite its 4-1 win over host Livonia Stevenson Tuesday night, there is one thing Northville’s boys soccer team is concentrating on: improving.
Northville boys soccer coach Henry Klimes said his team, which scored in the opening minutes of both halves, did a good job staying focused against a tough opponent.
“I thought we played a pretty sharp game tonight,” Klimes said. “Stevenson is a solid team.”
Troy Borawski opened the scoring for Northville (8-0, 3-0 KLAA Central) two minutes into the match.
After a Garret Weaver goal gave Northville a 2-0 lead, Tyler Gregory scored for Stevenson (5-3, 1-2) late in the first to cut Northville’s lead to 2-1.
“Taking a lead on their field is crucial,” Klimes said.
Matt Mitchell and Ben McCauley scored in the second half for Northville.
Though his team has yet to lose this season, it’s not losing focus, Klimes said.
“It gets scary at times,” Klimes said. “You’ve got to learn how to get through adversity.”
Northville will travel to Salem on Thursday, while Stevenson will head to South Lyon.
Klimes said the rest of the schedule, including two games against Novi — which blanked South Lyon on Tuesday — wasn’t going to get much easier.
“We’re going to try to get better,” he said. “There are lots of things to improve on. It’s a tough group that we’re in.”
More boys soccer
Novi 5, South Lyon 0: Kyle Bandyk scored twice for Novi (5-2-1, 2-1 KLAA Central). Adam Huber, Eric Rice and Connor O’Leary rounded out the scoring for Novi. Luke McDonald and Reggie Spencer combined for three saves in the shutout. South Lyon is 1-5-1, 0-3.
Allen Park Cabrini 8, Clarkston Everett Collegiate 0
Birmingham Seaholm 3, West Bloomfield 0
Birmingham Groves 8, Oak Park 0
Lake Orion 1, Royal Oak 0
Lutheran Westland 5, Novi Franklin Road Christian 0
Milford 3, Hartland 1
Orchard Lake St. Mary 3, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 0
Pontiac 2, Ferndale 1 (forfeit)
Rochester Adams 2, Troy Athens 0
Walled Lake Northern 2, Waterford Mott 0
Romeo d. Marysville, 25-17, 25-13, 17-25, 25-19: Payton Husson had 16 kills for Marysville (13-2-1, 0-1 MAC Red). Romeo is 17-2, 1-0.
Garden City d. Dearborn, 25-11, 25-19, 25-16
Marine City Cardinal Mooney d. Detroit Country Day, 22-25, 25-18, 28-26, 18-25, 17-15
New Baltimore Anchor Bay 86, Sterling Heights Stevenson 79: Brooklynn Janis won the 200 -meter freestyle (2 minutes, 3.08 seconds) and 100-meter freestyle (57.66) for Anchor Bay (3-0, 1-0 MAC Blue). She, Jessica Brockley (1:02.33) and Rylah Razzak (1:03.53) all qualified for the Macomb County girls swim and dive championship on Oct. 1. Katharine Workman won the 500-meter freestyle in 6:27.05. Mikala Marotich qualified for the county meet in the 100-meter backstroke with a finish of 1:15.49.
Trenton 7, Dearborn 1
Al Willman is a freelance writer