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Regina shuts down Lamphere to advance PHOTO GALLERY

  • Soccer can be a tough sport. Just ask Lamphere's Alex Papavasilia and Diana Slongo of Regina (15). (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • The pause that refreshes? The soccer action between Regina and Lamphere got pretty heated Thursday evening. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)
  • Regina defeated Lamphere 5-0 in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jim Evans)

Saddlelites will face Warren Woods-Tower in title game

The players did not wear name tags, but that does not mean they were familiar with one another.

Regina competes in the Catholic League. The school is in Macomb County. Lamphere is in the MAC Gold Division. That school is in Oakland County.

“We did not know anything about each other,” said Regina coach Stefano Moraccini. “They are in the MAC. We are in the Catholic League.”

It did not take his Saddlelites long to get familiar with the back of the Lamphere goal, though. They scored four of their five goals in the first half of a 5-0 decision in a Division 2 district semifinal game played at Hazel Park High School Thursday.

Getting those first-half goals were Lauren Collier, Betsy Lueck, Jordyn Collier and Christina Slongo. Vicki Butkowski got the final goal in the second half.

“Hats off to Lamphere. They played a great second half,” said Moraccini. “But my girls came to play today. It was a good game and I was proud of them.”

His team will take on Warren Woods-Tower in the district championship game at 5 p.m., Saturday, at Hazel Park. The WWT Titans edged Ferndale, 1-0, in an earlier game Thursday.

“I watched Tower play today. We’ll see what happens. All I know is that a Mukhtar team will be well-coached.”

Warren Woods-Tower is coached by Skipper Mukhtar. His brother, Thaier, coaches at Fraser and used to coach at De La Salle. He’s won multiple state championships. Skip Mukhtar recently got his 300th career victory.

The Saddlelites finished second in the Catholic League behind Marian. They also fell to the Mustangs in penalty kicks in the Catholic League tournament.

Lamphere knows what it’s like to get edged in the standings. Coach Mike Joa’s Rams finished in second place in the MAC Gold with an 8-1-3 record. They were just one point behind first-place St. Clair.

“We had a good season,” said Joa. “I think we only had two losses overall. Today, though, we were getting physically beat in the first half. We were getting beat to the ball. We were getting beat when we had the ball. I don’t know what was in our heads, but we weren’t competitive. We were getting beat all around.

“I told the girls at halftime that we had to be tougher and in the second half we were. It got a little chippy,” continued the Lamphere coach. “I think we out-possessed them in the second half. We’re mostly juniors and most of them are three-year varsity girls. We’ll be competitive in the Gold Division again.”

Last Updated: 6/1/2017 10:42:48 PM EST