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Lutheran North beats Lake Fenton in regional semifinal PHOTO GALLERY

  • Lutheran High North's Elaina Monroe (7) battle with Lake Fenton's Emily Carr during 1st half action at Atwood Stadium in Flint. Ray Skowronek--MIPrepZone
  • Lutheran North's Mackenzie Reuber (5) is tripped up by a Lake Fenton player during 1st half action at Atwood Stadium in Flint. Ray Skowronek--MIPrepZone
  • Lutheran High North's Anna Hebel (20) kicks the ball past Lake Fenton's goalie Emily Moore for the only score of the game, late in the 2nd half. Ray Skowronek--MIPrepZone
  • Lutheran High North's Carrissa Carriveau (19), Hailee Gore (4) and Sydney Martens (14) celebrate defeating the Lake Fenton soccer team. Ray Skowronek--MIPrepZone
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek
  • Lutheran High North advances after scoring the only goal of the game in 2nd half. MIPrepZone photo gallery by Ray Skowronek

Freshman scores only goal of match

FLINT >> Lutheran North’s young soccer team will have a chance to age a bit more in the state tournament.

Ninth-grader Anna Hebel scored the only goal of the match in the second half to lead the Mustangs to a 1-0 victory over Lake Fenton in a Division 3 regional tournament semifinal game at Kettering University’s Atwood Stadium on Tuesday.

Hebel scored with 6:59 left in the match as the Mustangs, who have only two seniors on the roster, lifted their record to 16-5-1 and advanced to the regional final that will be played Thursday.

“I thought it was pretty good,” Hebel said of her shot, which caromed off the left goalpost and into the net. “I was really nervous. I’m just thankful that it got in.”

Said Lake Fenton coach Spencer Quick, “It was a beautiful finish by (Hebel).”

Prior to the goal, Lutheran North had been stymied time and again by Lake Fenton keeper Emily Moore, a junior.

“Their goalie played great,” Mustangs coach Coach Greg DeCourval said. “We knew it was going to be an absolute battle, and I thought from early on it was going to be a one-goal game. I’m just glad we were the ones on top.”

Lake Fenton seemed to carry the play in the first half, and had four corner kicks to the Mustangs’ zero.

“We’re a young team,” DeCourval said. “Nerves had something do with (Lake Fenton possessing the ball) in the first 20 minutes, and then we started to understand what we needed to do.”

The Mustangs’ scoring play started in the middle of the field, and Lutheran North worked the ball to Hebel.

“She was able to dunk it off the post and in,” DeCourval said.

Lake Fenton, which finished in third place in the Genesee Athletic Conference and then won the GAC tournament, finished with an overall record of 17-9-0.

“I think overall it as a 50-50 game, well fought,” Quick said. “(Lutheran North) did a good job of holding possession out wide. They made themselves dangerous.”

Lake Fenton used only two substitutes throughout the match.

“Our girls were conditioned to play a full 80, so you can’t blame it on (fatigue), but I think it’s going to be part of it, especially when we’re used to playing on grass and we played (the regional semi) on turf.”

Of the Mustangs’ scoring play, Quick said, “It looked like they got the ball at the right spot at the right time, and maybe it was a miscue by our defense. But it only takes one.”

Lutheran North plays Flint Powers Catholic for the regional championship at 6 p.m. Thursday at Atwood Stadium, an updated Flint landmark that was built in the 1920s. Powers defeated Marine City 8-0 in the other semifinal match.

Moore made a point-blank save on Erin Gallagher in the 12th minute of the second half.

Lake Fenton had a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks for the game.

Two of the Mustangs’ better first-half scoring chances came via the work of team assist leader Mackenzie Reuber, first with a crossing pass from keep in the right corner and then on a dash into the box.

Another promising Mustangs chance was broken up by sophomore defender Teyana Brown in the Blue Devils’ box.

Late in the first half, Lake Fenton’s Ashlyn Skidmore and Sydnie Thompson executed a give-and-go to get the ball into the box, but Thompson was unable to get much force on a shot that rolled right of the net.

Lutheran North was one of three Macomb County teams competing in regional semifinals.

Dakota lost to Stoney Creek in Division 1, and Parkway Christian lost to Clarkston Everest Collegiate in Division 4.

Last Updated: 6/7/2016 9:35:29 PM EST