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Four first-half goals leads Regina over Warren Woods-Tower PHOTO GALLERY

  • Everyone was all smiles after Regina's 6-0 win over Woods Tower in a Division 2 district championship at Hazel Park on Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Bill Roose)
  • Regina captured its seventh Division 2 district championship since 2008 with a 6-0 win over Woods Tower Saturday afternoon at Hazel Park. (Photo by Bill Roose)
  • Senior Audrey Fleming, who scored two goals in Saturday's game, plays the ball near midfield during the first half of Regina's 6-0 victory over Woods Tower. (Photo by Bill Roose)

“I couldn’t be happier with these girls,” Regina coach Stefano Moraccini said.

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HAZEL PARK >> Four first-half goals was all Regina needed to beat Woods Tower, 6-0, and claim a Division 2 district championship on Saturday afternoon.

Senior midfielder Audrey Fleming scored twice, including a penalty kick, and freshman Lauryn Collier and sophomore Victoria Butkowski added first-half goals to lead the Saddlelites to their seventh district title since 2008.

Regina control the tempo with its forward maintaining possession deep in Titans’ territory for most of the match played on the field turf at Hazel Park High School.

“Hats off to (Woods Tower), they tried to play defense against us but I told the girls that they had to shoot from the outside,” said Stefano Moraccini, who is in his first season as Regina’s head coach.

After Collier and Butkowski gave Regina a 2-0 lead, Fleming got her coach’s message, lofting a long-distance shot from the 20-yard line that went in over the Titans’ goalkeeper.

“At that point (Woods Tower) couldn’t stick eight in the box anymore,” Moraccini said, “because it opens things up.”

Five minutes after giving Regina a three-goal cushion, Fleming made it 4-0 when she scored on a penalty kick with 4:18 left in the first half.

Senior Alyssa McMurtry and sophomore Brooke Marcoux finished the scoring for Regina, adding a goal at 17:58 and 23:26 of the second half, respectively.

“I couldn’t be happier with these girls,” Moraccini said. “They go out to work every single game and in every single practice. They go out there and do their job, play our game and don’t let the competition change what we do. It’s been a great year.”

The Titans, who finished fourth in the MAC Gold, ended the season with a 13-5-4 overall record.

The Saddlelites (11-2-3) will play Notre Dame Prep in Tuesday’s 7 p.m. Division 2 regional final at Fenton.

Last Updated: 6/4/2017 3:28:38 PM EST