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All good things must come to an end and that was the case for the Trenton soccer team on Tuesday afternoon in Chelsea.

After a four-peat as district champions, the Trojans’ season came to a close with a 4-1 loss to South Lyon East.

Maddie Menna broke up the shutout with 5:42 to go, on a penalty kick, but it was the only scoring of the day for Trenton.

South Lyon East got on board almost halfway through the first half off a corner kick.

They added another three minutes later and took the 2-0 lead into the half.

The scoring was capped with 17:54 to go in the contest. South Lyon East took a shot and the ball barely slipped past the goal line as the Trenton keeper went for the save.

With the season on the line, the Trojans got a burst of energy in the last minutes of play and had two quick breakaways but were unable to capitalize.

“The last 20 minutes, we got two breakaways and that makes it 3-2,” Trenton Coach Mike Hatfield said. “When we thought we couldn’t win anymore, we played well.

“It’s just a mental thing to me.”

The Trojans scrambled to tie the game in the last five minutes, but South Lyon East picked up a rebound goal with 2:27 to go that sealed the game.

Hatfield was disappointed with the loss and said his team seemed to play timid.

“This is the fourth year we’ve been here in a row and they still play like they’re timid," he said. “Until that changes, it’s not gonna do anything.

“We said basically before the game it was more or less if you believe you should be here, you’ve gotta bring intensity and you’ve gotta not be on the defense.”

Despite the season-ending loss, Hatfield said it was another great year with the Trojans.

“I think this team learned a lot of great things this year (that) they will use in soccer (as well as) in life,” he said. “They grew together throughout the year and became a team that will always be there for each other.

“Win or lose, I am very proud of these girls and who they became throughout the season. It’s always emotional for me to have an end, but I always bump off the end and look back and really enjoy the ride to the end.

“The program is full of not only great players, but more importantly great people.”

Last Updated: 6/4/2014 10:56:06 AM EST

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