Highlanders cash in on shootout, beat Clarkston 1-0 to advance to regional final
By Mike Moore
Posted October 22, 2013
ROCHESTER — Chances came and went.
Overtimes came and went.
Finally, in the shootout, the Rochester Adams soccer team secured its first regional victory since 2009.
“This is huge, such a great win for our guys,” coach Josh Hickey said after the Highlanders beat Clarkston High 1-0 in a Tuesday night Division 1 regional semifinal at Rochester High. “These guys went out and earned it. They’ve battle all season, and they never stop fighting.”
Both teams exchanged chances during regulation, and Hickey said his guys had a few “decent” shots at a goal in the overtime.
But this one was to be settled in the shootout.
Clarkston scored on three of its shots.
Adams cashed in on four.
“We made one more save than they did,” Hickey said of senior goalie Eric McLean. “That was the difference.”
Adams, now 10-6-6, faces Traverse City West in a regional final at Midland High. A time and date are stil to be detemrined.
About the author
Sports Writer Mike Moore covers a variety of sports in Oakland County and the Detroit Catholic League. Mike joined C & G Newspapers in 2006 shortly after graduating from Albion College where he played football. He attended Dearborn Divine Child where he met his wife Jennifer. They have four sons together and reside in Dearborn.
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