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Lake Shore blanks Roseville for first girls soccer title in school history PHOTO GALLERY

  • Lake Shore players mob coach David Lount and the Division 1 district championship trophy Saturday afternoon. For the Shorians, the district title is their first in girls soccer in school history. (Photo by Bill Roose)
  • Senior captain Shannon Marsh (2), who scored two goals in Saturday's win, lines up a shot in the first half against Roseville. (Photo by Bill Roose)
  • Roseville sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Orler reaches up to deflect a shot in the first half against Lake Shore. (Photo by Bill Roose)

“Our seniors have been here before and they realize what it takes to win,” Lake Shore coach David Lount said.

Regardless of the outcome of Saturday’s Division 1 girls soccer district championship at Lake Shore, history was going to be made.

Roseville and Lake Shore entered the match without a single girls soccer district title between the two schools. But goals by six different Shorians were enough to give Lake Shore its first-ever district crown.

Senior captain Shannon Marsh led the way for Lake Shore, scoring once in each half to propel the home team to a 7-0 victory.

“Our seniors have been here before and they realize what it takes to win,” Lake Shore coach David Lount said.

The Shorians, who moved up from Division 2 this spring, also got goals from sophomores Kourtney McAdory, Andrea Tungul, Gabrielle Kelel and Hannah Smigielski, and junior Morgan LaForest.

“I think we were a little sloppy today after having to play Lakeview the other day, and Grosse Pointe South, and then graduation this morning,” Lount said. “Some of the seniors were kind of worn out. … It took an adjustment period and then we got going.”

Lake Shore maintained offensive pressure throughout most of the match. The ball crossed midfield only when goalkeeper Lauren Orler’s clearing kicks exited the defensive half of the field on numerous occasions. The final score could have been much worse for the Panthers if not for the spectacular effort by Orler, who made some amazing saves.

“That girl played awesome today,” Roseville coach Brad VandeVorde said. “This year was actually the first time I put her in net full time. She played center mid last year and started in the back this year. She won that job last year when we lost to Fraser in the districts.”

The Shorians took a 2-0 lead in the opening 16 minutes on goals by Marsh and McAdory.

Goals in the first nine minutes of the second half by Tungul and Marsh broke the match wide open for the Shorians. (15-5-2). A penalty-kick goal by Kelel and late goals by Smigielski and LaForest finished the scoring for Lake Shore, who now move on to the Division 1 regional semifinals.

Lake Shore will play Anchor Bay at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Utica in a regional semifinal.

Despite the loss, the MAC Silver champion Panthers (16-3-1) had a remarkable season, establishing new single-season school records for wins (16) and goals scored (68).

“This season was truly historic,” VandeVorde said. “It was all the girls, 100 percent.”

Last Updated: 6/4/2017 3:30:47 PM EST