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Dearborn High falls short against Woodhaven in regional semis PHOTO GALLERY

  • Woodhaven's Katie Varney scored the lone goal in the Warriors 1-0 victory over Dearborn High on Tuesday in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals at Saline. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Dearborn High's Nasreen Kobeissi takes a shot on goal during the Pioneers' 1-0 loss to Woodhaven on Tuesday in the Division 1, Regional 2 semifinals at Saline. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Dearborn High's Grace Doran looks to push the ball in the Pioneers' 1-0 loss to Woodhaven on Tuesday night in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals at Saline. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Woodhaven's Samantha Clinton heads a ball on goal during Tuesday night's Division 1, Region 2 semifinal at Saline. The Warriors ultimately hung on for a 1-0 victory over Dearborn High. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven's Kerstyn Williams punches the ball off a corner in the Warriors win over Dearborn. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the Division 1, Region 2 finals on Friday at Saline. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)
  • Brownstown Woodhaven defeated Dearborn High 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the regional finals on Tuesday in a well contested match. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Robert Sherman)

Woodhaven was able to get on the board early against Dearborn High in Tuesday’s Division 1, Region 2 semifinal at Saline and hung on for a 1-0 victory.

A back-and-forth affair between the Warriors and Pioneers made for an entertaining game and it quickly became apparent that the first goal by either team could hold up as the game-winner.

“We came here and Dearborn put a lot of pace on the ball, which is something that we haven’t approached in a little while,” Woodhaven coach Scott Hoye said. “It was good to have a game where we didn’t look good, got the victory but came out on the right side to play on Friday, so now we have to make sure we take the opportunity of a brutally pretty win.”

The game started out with possession going both ways, but Dearborn the Pioneers seemed to be grabbing a bit of momentum as the 10 minute approached.

However, Woodhaven took advantage of some miscommunication on the Dearborn backline and grabbed the early lead.

After the Warriors’ Katie Varney had gotten clear of the defense, she drilled a shot, from 20 yards out, toward the Dearborn net.

Goalkeeper Brianna Hansen seemed to have the shot covered, but misjudged its velocity, and the ball went over her hands and into the goal.

While Woodhaven claimed the lead, the Pioneers went on the attack and were able to apply pressure in the Woodhaven end.

Dearborn ultimately created a handful of chances for itself in the latter end of the first half, but was unable to capitalize off shots from Alexa Sabbagh and Linda Kobeissi.

“I’m going to look at this game on film and wonder what else we could have done, but you have to give Woodhaven credit,” Dearborn coach Aaron Pfeil said. “They had one good chance and they capitalized, we had two or three and we missed, it’s one of those games that are a ‘what if’.”

The first 20 minutes of the second half was controlled by Woodhaven, but a big stop from Hansen changed the momentum of the game, allowing Dearborn to charge its attacking third with no fear.

But when it mattered most, the Pioneers couldn’t cash in and it was the Warriors who moved on.

Woodhaven will face Canton at 7 p.m. on Friday, back at Saline, for the regional title. The Chiefs knocked off Ann Arbor Pioneer 1-0 in the other semifinal played at Saline on Tuesday night.

Last Updated: 6/8/2016 5:43:17 PM EST