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Grosse Ile falls to Macomb Lutheran North in regional championship game PHOTO GALLERY

  • Elaina Monroe (7) of Lutheran North scores a goal in the last minutes of the Match between Grosse Ile and Lutheran North. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Elaina Monroe (7) of Lutheran North scores a goal in the last minutes of the Match between Grosse Ile and Lutheran North. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Elaina Monroe (7) of Lutheran North scores a goal in the last minutes of the match between Grosse Ile and Lutheran North. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Elaina Monroe (7) of Lutheran North scores a goal in the last minutes of the match between Grosse Ile. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Catherine Masserant (6) of Grosse Ile heads the ball during the match between Grosse Ile and Lutheran North. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)
  • Grosse Ile vs Lutheran North on June 9, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by David Dalton)

TROY >> It was fitting for the Division 3 girls soccer regional championship at Troy Athens on Friday night to end on penalty kicks.

Lutheran North beat Grosse Ile on penalty kicks, 4-3, to reach the state semifinals for the first time since 1984.

The Mustangs outscored the Red Devils in PKs, 3-1.

“What a fitting end to this game,” Lutheran North coach Greg DeCourval said. “It was just a fun overall game.”

Sydney Martens, Emily Matthews and Carissa Carriveau each scored a penalty kick for Lutheran North, while Alyson Lemerand had the lone goal for Grosse Ile.

“We knew in the shootout we’d get them” Martens said. “We practice those every day, two times a practice because we wanted to make sure if it came down to those that we would win. It’s a mental game at that point. It’s you and the keeper and everyone is watching you.”

Grosse Ile, which suffered its first loss of the season, missed on three of its PKs.

“We practice those all the time and then you see them (miss),” Grosse Ile coach Amy Rossow said. “They’re kids. I’m proud of them and how they done it. If we had to lose it was to a team that was worthwhile like this one.”

Grosse Ile (22-1-1) led 2-0 in the first half.

After an hour long rain delay, Lutheran North netted goals less than two minutes apart to tie the match.

The Mustangs then got a goal late in the first 10-minute extra period by Emily Matthews only to have the Red Devils answer midway through the second 10-minute period when Lindsay Miles dropped a laser in the top corner from 30 yards out to tie the game.

“What an emotional game,” Rossow said. “We had the momentum in the first half and they had it in the second half. Then the overtimes, you’re just trying to keep the emotion on your side.”

Catherine Masserant scored on a PK with just over 17 minutes left before halftime and Lindsay Miles added a second tally with under two minutes to play to spot the Red Devils, who were in search of their second straight Division 3 regional title, a 2-0 lead.

Then came the hour-long lightning delay.

“Delays can work for you and against you,” Rossow said. “It switches momentum. It was a long emotional day for all these kids.”

Lutheran North got on the board with 8:37 left in regulation when Martens buried a free kick from 45 yards away. Just 1:38 later, Elaina Monroe tied the match after Anna Hebel fed her a pass in a scrum and she slotted her shot into the back of the net.

“You could feel the momentum switch,” DeCourval said.

Lutheran North will meet Flint Powers Catholic, which advanced with a 5-0 win over Lansing Catholic, in a state semifinal Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Howell High School. The Mustangs lost to the Chargers, who are ranked No. 1 in the state, in a regional final last season despite having a 2-0 lead late in the second half.

The D3 state championship match is at 1 p.m. on Friday at Williamston High School.

The Red Devils got on the board first Friday thanks to a penalty kick.

Masserant was hit from behind in the penalty area awaiting a throw in which led to a prompt whistle from the referee.

Masserant made good on the PK, beating Mustangs keeper Abigale Dubak to her right.

Then with just 1:43 left before halftime, Miles got a ball in the penalty area and had time to work it to her right foot before rocketing a shot in the upper corner to the left of Dubak.

Grosse Ile keeper Chandler Donckers made her best save of the game just 12 minutes into the match.

Off a corner kick by the Mustangs’ Megan Starkey, there was a scrum in the penalty area before the ball found its way to Martens and her blast through a wall of players was somehow spotted by Donckers and grabbed.

Grosse Ile lost in a state semifinal last season.

The Mustangs became just the second girls soccer team in school history to win a regional title.

With 36:54 left in the second half the game was delayed because lightning was spotted.

The Red Devils have graduated a total of nine seniors from the 2017 team, which also won its sixth consecutive district title.

Grosse Ile was ranked among the top teams in D3 all season and outscored its opponents by a total of 150-10.

Last Updated: 6/10/2017 12:27:14 AM EST