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Paradoski scores twice, including in overtime, to lift Stoney Creek past Dakota WITH PHOTO GALLERY

  • Taylor Paradoski (13) of Rochester Stoney Creek kicks in the first goal during the match between Rochester Stoney Creek and Dakota. Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Amanda Harvey (20) of Rochester Stoney Creek heads the ball during the match between Rochester Stoney Creek and Dakota. Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Anja Savich (15) of Dakota Isabella and Langusch (18) of Rochester Stoney Creek battle for control of the ball during the match between Rochester Stoney Creek and Dakota. Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Rochester Stoney Creek won over Dakota 2-1 in overtime at Troy Athens High School on June 7, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)

TROY - Good things happen when the ball gets to Taylor Paradoski anywhere within striking distance of the goal.

And both high school girls soccer coaches knew that.

Paradoski scored two goals, the last coming with four minutes and 15 seconds left in the first of two 10-minute overtimes, to lift Stoney Creek past Macomb Dakota, 2-1, in a Division 1 regional semifinal Tuesday at Troy Athens.

“She’s a hammer with technical abilities,” Stoney Creek coach Bryan Mittelstadt said. “She just plays through. You can mark her, you can do whatever you want, but she’s just so dangerous. She’s a dangerous player, that’s all I have to say.”

Paradoski now has a school-record 21 goals on the season.

“All the time, we’re hoping good things happen when she gets the ball inside the 18,” Mittelstadt said.

Dakota coach Chris Corteg is Paradoski’s travel coach.

“She’s a handful,” Corteg said. “They’re all about getting her one-on-one. She’s physically aggressive. She runs at you. She can hold the ball, turns well and has decent speed. She’s one of those players that just has a nose for scoring goals.”

Paradoski picked up a loose ball to the right of Dakota keeper Brooke Thomas and then began to work her way to the center of the field before getting off a right-footed bomb into the corner.

“She can take you inside and she can take you outside and that’s a problem,” Corteg said. “If she senses you’re cheating to the inside she’ll take you outside. If you're biased to the outside, she’s going to spin you and come across which is what happened here and she finished nicely.”

Paradoski also had a goal in Stoney Creek’s 3-0 win over second-ranked Eisenhower to win a second straight district title on Saturday.

“I knew I just had to get a shot off,” Paradoski said of the game winner. “I knew if I took my time and got to the right angle then I’d take the shot. The corner was just open. I saw it and went for it.

“As cheesy as this is going to sound I just felt the power when I took that shot,” Paradoski added. “It felt like the hardest shot I have ever taken. Going on farther than we did last year was important to me.”

Stoney Creek, which ended the regular season ranked 10th and got knocked out in a regional semifinal last season, also beat seventh-ranked Ford in a district semifinal.

Paradoski opened the scoring for Stoney Creek (15-3-3) with 14:26 left in the first half, putting in her own rebound after Thomas, who made nine saves, robbed her of a point-blank shot. Emily Solek had the assist.

Just seven minutes later, Lauren Kowalski got the equalizer for Dakota after Haley Gorzelski sent her in alone on Stoney Creek keeper Gina Cerny.

Dakota (14-4-4) had a great chance to go ahead midway through the second half off a sweet give-and-go between Gorzelski and Anja Savich, whose one timer was stopped by Cerny, who made seven saves.

“We had some chances,” said Corteg, who dropped a regular season match to Stoney Creek by an identical score. “They’re physically bigger than us so that caused us some matchup problems, but we defended well. We were going to get our chances off the counter which is what we did.”

Stoney Creek will face Troy Athens, which beat Grosse Pointe North 1-0, for the regional title on Friday at 7 p.m.

Last Updated: 6/7/2016 10:11:42 PM EST


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