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  • The Woodhaven Warriors welcomed Riverview to town on Saturday for a soccer showdown. The Warriors won 5-0. Photos by Terry Jacoby

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It was difficult to watch Saturday's Woodhaven-Riverview soccer game and not come away impressed with the person who gave up five goals in a 5-0 loss.

The Woodhaven Warriors dominated the play from start to finish, limiting the visiting Pirates to only a handful of shots on goal and controlling the midfield with skill and patience.

But the score could have easily been 10-0 if it wasn't for the posts, crossbar and especially goalie Miranda Cobbs.

"We feel she is the best goalie downriver," said Riverview Coach Pete Cano. "She was outstanding today."

She certainly was as the junior made several diving saves on balls that would normally find the back of the net. The Warriors scored a few of their goals on rebounds after outstanding saves by Cobbs.

Still, the Warriors dominated. Taking a 2-0 lead into halftime and cruising to the victory.

"I don't know why, but we didn't really play very well today for some reason," said Woodhaven Coach Scott Hoye. "We weren't winning the 50-50 balls and we were playing a little tentative. Maybe we were looking ahead to Monday (vs. Trenton).

"We played good but not close to how we are capable of playing."

On other hand, Cano was pleased with his team's effort against the highly skilled Warriors.

"Our defense played really well but we obviously need to work on the offense," he said. "We played a poor game against Grosse Ile but I thought we played much better today. We only have one senior so we are young and learning."

And improving.

Seniors Allison Manning and Cassidy Murray gave Woodhaven a 2-0 lead in the first half.

Midway through the second half, senior Alexis May delivered a perfect free kick from just outside the box to make it 3-0. Her shot beat Cobbs to the far right corner.

With 6:28 left in the game, sophomore Abbey Lorenz scored off another great shot to make it 4-0. Cobbs made another big save but the Warriors got the rebound and took their time to get off another quality shot, this time delivering the goods.

With just 3:11 left in the game, Woodhaven's Katlyn Varney scored to make it 5-0. The freshman ripped a shot that hit the post and went in the net.

Last Updated: 4/14/2014 1:10:35 AM EST