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Cranbrook strikes for two quick goals in shutout victory over St. Mary's WITH PHOTO GALLERY

  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in a Division 2 district semifinal soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)

The Cranes advanced to Friday's Division 2 district final with a 2-0 win.

Game Info

Soccer - Boys - 10/19/2016 

Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood 2
Orchard Lake St. Mary's 0

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS — To make a deep postseason run, a team must first dispatch its closest rivals before facing foes from around the state.

Meeting for the third time this season, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingwood and Orchard Lake St. Mary’s squared off in a Division 2 district semifinal Wednesday with full awareness of the other’s strengths.

The game was defined by the first three minutes, however, as Cranbrook put St. Mary’s on its heels immediately with a pair of goals in the opening three minutes of play, just 75 seconds apart.

The Cranes made their early flourish of offense stand up by shutting out the Eaglets 2-0 to advance to the district final on Friday.

“You love it when you score first and it’s certainly more challenging when a team scores against you that quickly,” Cranbrook coach Chad O’Kulich said. “We’ve been on both sides of that fence, so we were grateful today that it was us with that opportunity.”

Cranes senior Kolin Clark was involved in the setup of both goals, drawing a pair of assists as his teammates, sophomore Ethan Goldstein and senior Joey Luciani, buried their opportunities.

“We, as a team, talked about going hard the first 10 minutes and getting goals early because that’s how we’ve been successful the whole year,” Clark said. “Everyone gave it their all, right off the bat.”

In quick transition through the midfield, Clark slotted a diagonal pass between defenders to Goldstein, who took advantage of the moving goalkeeper and slipped a shot across the mouth of the goal frame and in off the post.

“The first goal … Goldstein made a beautiful run through and just knocked it beautifully in the corner with very little angle to do so,” O’Kulich said.

With St. Mary’s still reeling from surrendering an early tally, the second goal came in quick succession. Clark fired a long-range shot on net, which was blocked down by the goalkeeper, but Luciani was situated on the doorstep to control the rebound and turn to fire a shot under no duress from any defender.

“The second goal, I thought Joey Luciani, who is finding ways to score in every which way, he did another great job of finding the opportunity and finishing,” O’Kulich said,

The remainder of the game was played almost evenly, as the teams traded scoring chances and offensive zone time. The Cranes’ defense, coupled with some exceptional second-half saves by junior keeper Colin Canning, kept the scoresheet clean the rest of the way.

“Colin Canning came of age today. He came up saving breakaways, saved rocket shots and crosses. He came out on corners and made plays. He’s outstanding,” O’Kulich said.

Cranbrook (12-4) will face either Birmingham Detroit Country Day or Farmington Hills Harrison at 3:30 p.m. on its home field on Friday in the district final.

“When we’ve had injuries, it’s given opportunities for other players to play and this is a deep team. We have a lot of players. Everyone on this team can play and contribute and help,” O’Kulich said.

Last Updated: 10/19/2016 6:19:13 PM EST


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