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Woodhaven edged by Saline in regional semifinals PHOTO GALLERY

  • Senior Taylor Hudgins and the Woodhaven Warriors faced Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn. Despite an early goal that snapped the Hornets' shutout streak, the Warriors suffered a 2-1 defeat. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Olivia Alexander scored the lone goal for Woodhaven in its 2-1 defeat on Wednesday in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals at Dearborn. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)
  • Woodhaven took on Saline in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals Wednesday night at Dearborn and fell by a score of 2-1. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Frank Wladyslawski)

Woodhaven rolled into Dearborn on Wednesday night looking to earn its second consecutive appearance in the regional championship game.

Standing in the way in the Division 1, Region 2 semifinals was a powerful Saline Hornets team that hadn’t allowed a goal in 16 games.

The Warriors snapped their shutout streak early in the first half.

Unfortunately for Woodhaven (18-6-2), it was unable to answer a pair of Saline (19-3-1) goals in the second half and suffered a 2-1 defeat.

About 14 minutes into the game, the Warriors were awarded a corner kick.

Senior Katie Varney took the kick and freshman Olivia Alexander was in front of the Hornets’ net and knocked it in.

Alexander finished second on the team this year in goals (28), behind only Varney (36).

Along the way, Woodhaven senior goalkeeper Kerstyn Williams made some impressive saves.

One came in the final seconds of the first half when she got her hands on a shot that had a chance to sail over her head and into the net.

Williams owns the school record for career shutouts (58) and surpassed the old mark early in her junior year.

Seven minutes into the second half, Saline’s Hannah Bird was able to score and tied the game at 1-1.

Only three minutes later, her teammate Morgan Jones drilled a perfect shot into the upper right corner of the Warriors’ goal and made it a 2-1 game in favor Saline.

“I was hoping we could definitely shut it down a little bit better,” said Woodhaven Coach Scott Hoye. “We had a couple of mistakes there in the matter of just a few minutes and we didn’t regroup as fast as we could have.”

The Warriors had a few scoring chances in the second half but were unable to capitalize.

In the final minutes Woodhaven made a strong push to get down the field but couldn’t set up another scoring opportunity and the final buzzer sounded with the Hornets on top 2-1.

“The girls never stopped playing,” Hoye said. “They never stopped playing all year. As a team, I’m so proud of what they’ve done. All the girls have worked really hard and we’ve got a great foundation now.

“We’re losing some really good seniors, but we’ve got the youth coming up too to help us out so it’s going to be another crack at it again next year.”

In addition to Varney and Williams, this year’s seniors were Taylor Hudgins, Sarah Cislo and Sydney Acosta.

The Warriors finished second in the Downriver League this year and won their third consecutive district championship.

Last Updated: 6/8/2017 2:50:01 AM EST