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SOCCER: Truman nets two victories

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The Truman girls’ soccer team added two league wins to their season last week to finish sixth in the DRL.

The Cougars started the week off with an 8-0 shutout against Melvindale with seven different players scoring the goals.

Goals came from Kristen Bailey, Paige Nickowski, Clare Ciarlino, Whitney Cole, Lydia Lyczynski, Rose Dobek and Emily Theisen (two).

Two nights later, Truman defeated fifth place Allen Park 2-1.

Cole put the Cougars up in the first half before the Jaguars tied the game.

But with less than 10 minutes to play, Anna Cerlino netted the game winner.

Truman Coach Franco Antonnicola said it was a nice contest between the two teams.

“It was a good, evenly paced game between two equally matched teams,” Antonnicola said.

Allen Park Coach Patrick Danz said it was a disappointing loss for his team but gave Truman the credit for making plays down the stretch.

“The Truman players were able to switch the field very quickly, and we did not recover the way to normally do,” Danz said. “We were very slow reacting to the ball and Truman took full advantage.

“It was disappointing to give up a goal so late in the game, but we have to put it behind us and focus on our remaining contests.”

Despite the loss, Danz said he was still pleased with the efforts his team displayed last week.

Earlier in the week, the Jags shut out Lincoln Park 5-0.

Allen Park got off to a slow start but picked things up in the second half.

Goals came from Sarah Templin (two), Casey Bowdell (two) and Rachel Caswell.

Assists went to Caswell and Armstrong.

On May 10 Allen Park dropped a non-league game to Dearborn Divine Child that saw two overtimes and a shootout.

Both teams wrap up their season next week with non league games.

On May 15, Kennedy defeated Melvindale 1-0.

The Eagles scored in the first half off a corner kick.

Jessica Saur put the ball in the net and Moriah Mooney picked up the assist.

Kennedy Coach Jordan Kilduff was pleased with the performance of her team.

“Everyone worked well with each other for this game,” she said. “They had great passes and kept the ball on offense.”

Melvindale Coach James Bradley said it was a disappointing loss and luck was just not on the Cardinals side.

The Cards had almost 15 shots on net and four hit the crossbar.

“We played very well offensively and defensively,” Bradley said. “I would honestly have to search for awhile to find negatives of our play during that game.

“Luck was just not on our side that day, plain and simple. It was hard to see my players try so hard and fall just short of our first win.”

Last Updated: 5/17/2013 3:04:42 PM EST