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West leads Berkley past Troy in district semi WITH PHOTO GALLERY

  • Berkley celebrates a first-half goal by sophomore Meghan West (13). (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley sophomore Meghan West (13) scored twice in a win over Troy. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Troy's Caroline Schlimgen (4) scored the Colts' goal against Berkley Thursday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley keeper Monica Hodges had five saves in a 2-1 win vs. Troy. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)
  • Berkley defeated Troy, 2-1, in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal on June 2, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Jake Thielen)

ROYAL OAK – Thanks in part to a pair of goals from sophomore Meghan West, Berkley is one step closer to its goal of a district title.

West tallied a goal in each half, and the Bears withstood a rally in the second half from Troy to earn a 2-1 win in a Division 1 girls soccer district semifinal Thursday at Royal Oak High School.

Berkley will advance to the district final Friday at 6:30 p.m., and the Bears will meet Troy Athens in that game.

West opened the scoring against Troy with 25:57 to play in the first half by corralling a long throw-in from junior Emma Green and lofting a shot into the far corner of the net.

Berkley extended its lead to 2-0 less than two minutes into the second half with West scoring her second of the game, and the assist was credited to senior Alexia Tyler.

However, Troy answered back with a goal of its own. Junior Caroline Schlimgen capitalized on a loose ball in front of the Berkley net and fired a shot off the post and in with 33:43 to play, which cut the Bears’ lead to 2-1.

The Colts were able to put pressure on the Berkley defense over the final 30 minutes, but Troy could not get another shot past the Bears’ freshman keeper, Monica Hodges, who made five saves in the game.

Berkley coach Lindsey Lubanski said a focus on defense after building a two-goal lead helped the Bears preserve the win, as did a couple of timely saves by Hodges.

“Monica is a freshman for us this year, and she has done a fantastic job,” Lubanski said. “She’s very aggressive, she comes out (of the net) and she is very vocal with the defenders and with all of our team. She does her job, she knows when she can go and she knows when she can’t.”

Lubanski said West plays like an upperclassman in terms of leadership, though she is only a sophomore.

“She always comes out, and she is there to get the job done,” Lubanski said. “She works hard. She’snever going to have be told to work hard. She does what she has to do, and she wants to win.”

Troy coach Dan Troccoli said his team faced adversity at times during the season, but he was proud the Colts were “incredibly resilient” all year.

“They played that way all year long, and they don’t let things get them down,” Troccoli said. “They’re a very good soccer team, and sometimes the soccer gods just don’t smile upon you. Unfortunately, that’s the case that happened this year, but again I’m incredibly proud of them and they have nothing to hang their heads about.”

Last Updated: 6/2/2016 11:12:09 PM EST


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