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  • Macomb Lutheran North's Emily Mathews (22) battles for the ball with Almont's Alayna Panduren during the MHSAA D3 Regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. The Mustangs defeated the Raiders 7-0. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • Macomb Lutheran North's Megan Miller (15) looks to clear the ball as Almont's Jaclyn Buehrle (25) moves in to defend during the MHSAA D3 Regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. The Mustangs defeated the Raiders 7-0. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • Macomb Lutheran North's Elaina Monroe (7) shoots and scores as Almont's goalkeeper Aliyah Cremeans tries for the save during the MHSAA D3 Regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. The Mustangs defeated the Raiders 7-0. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • Macomb Lutheran North's Megan Starkey (10) controls the ball in front of Almont's Mikayla McCarthy (11) during the MHSAA D3 Regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. The Mustangs defeated the Raiders 7-0. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)
  • The Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs defeated the Almont Raiders 7-0 in the MHSAA D3 soccer regional semi-final played on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Troy Athens HS. (MIPrepZone photo by Ken Swart)

Mustangs advance to Friday night's title game

TROY >> Smiles can dissolve quickly into tears come state tournament time.

Senior center back Megan Miller of Lutheran North knows that well.

“It was awful last year,” said Miller. “Everyone was crying. Everyone was sad. It was a bad feeling.”

She was recalling the loss to Flint Powers in a regional championship game. The Mustangs held a 1-0 lead at halftime only to lose 3-2.

High school careers end at this time of year.

“Like last year, we made it to regional finals. We were up against Flint Powers and they came back and won,” said Miller. “I never want to have that feeling.”

The season certainly did not end for Miller or any of her teammates Tuesday at Troy Athens. They dominated Almont 7-0 in a Division 3 regional semifinal game.

Lutheran North advances to Friday’s championship game and will play Grosse Ile, which knocked off Clawson 3-1in the later game at Athens Tuesday night.

Friday’s title game is scheduled for 7 p.m.

The Mustangs took a 4-0 lead into halftime. Scoring in that first half were Emly Mathews, Elaina Monroe, Mackenzie Reuber and Carissa Carriveau.

Carriveau scored again early in the second half. Joining her by also scoring after intermission were Arielle Cicchetti and Sydney Martens.

Coach Greg DeCourval’s squad will take a 12-6-2 record into Friday night’s regional championship game.

Four of those losses came in the rugged Catholic League against Marian and Regina.

One of those was a mercy rule defeat against Marian.

“Those games definitely prepare us for the state tournament,” said Miller. “We lose, but they get us ready. We know we’ll go up against quality teams later in the tournament, in the semifinals or state finals.”

The two losses to Regina were each by just one goal.

“It was very frustrating when we got mercied by Marian,” said Miller. “The next time we played them, even though we lost, we did not get mercied. It was a moral victory.”

There was no frustration for the Mustangs Tuesday night.

“The girls looked good,” said DeCourval. “Our passing was very good. We did a lot of one-two touches and utilized the space we were given. That is all you can ask for. We play a very strong schedule, and our girls are up for the state tournament. They are very hungry. They will continue to work very, very hard. They will keep pushing. We just keep trying to get better every day and we will be ready for Friday.

“This is when our tough regular season come s into play; when we start playing the heavies in Division 3,” said DeCourval. “We played Marian and Regina twice. The Regina games were tight, both were one-goal games. In the past we haven’t had that kind of experience and had those really closely contested games that helped us grow as a team.”

That growth was evident Tuesday night at Troy Athens.

Last Updated: 6/6/2017 10:44:33 PM EST