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Sophomore Abbey Lorenz off to a blistering start for Woodhaven

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Twenty-two points in six games. That’s how dominant Woodhaven sophomore Abbey Lorenz has been for the Warriors girls’ soccer team thus far in the 2014 regular season.

Warriors Coach Scott Hoye said he’s excited to see the kind of player Lorenz develops into, as she’s already succeeding so much in only her second year.

“Abbey’s been clicking pretty much all year,” Hoye said. “She’s worked through a little bit of an injury but she’s been phenomenal since. She’s only a sophomore so to think what she might be in a couple years is just wonderful.”

Lorenz injured her wrist during a tournament in Livonia on March 29. Hoye and the Warriors feared she broke her wrist originally but she came out of the hospital with just some swelling, bruising and the diagnosis of a sprain.

“Now I have to wear a brace until the swelling goes down,” Lorenz said.

The brace hasn’t held her down, though, as she’s notched hat tricks on two separate occasions; once against Dexter and once against Allen Park.

“She’s really lighting it up,” Hoye said of Lorenz’s recent hot streak. “A couple of her goals in the last game were from close range, down in front. But yeah, Abbey’s been lighting the lamp from distance as well.”

Lorenz, who played for the Warriors last year as a freshman, said her growth in just one year has been night and day.

“I think I’m a lot bolder and have more confidence,” she said. “I communicate a lot better with all the girls since I’m less timid.”

For the steady improvement she’s enjoyed over the course of a year, Lorenz said she thanks family members and the Woodhaven coaching staff.

“My parents have supported me all through my soccer career,” she said. “And my coaches have improved me and shaped me to the player I am today.”

Lorenz will get back out on to the field and look to continue her torrid pace on Saturday at 11:00 a.m., when the Warriors visit Riverview. They then take on a very tough Trenton team on Monday.

Last Updated: 4/10/2014 12:50:21 AM EST