BY WENDI REARDON PRICE
Clarkston News Sports Writer
It was a big night at home as Clarkston kickers celebrated their six seniors, youth soccer players as well as a 3-2 win over Holly, May 8.
Sophomore Caylee Ludwig led the Clarkston Girls Varsity Soccer team with a hat trick out of the many shots the Wolves took on Holly’s net.
“Caylee scored a great hat trick,” said Damian Huffer, head coach, adding one goal was 50 yards out and went over the goal keeper’s head. “It was unbelievable.”
JV also won their game against Holly with a 2-0 shutout.
The varsity team followed with a 3-0 loss to Rochester Adams last Thursday.
“We knew it was going to be tough,” said Huffer. “They are one of the strongest teams in the league and were league winners last year.”
Adams was up 1-0 at half time and added their second goal with 20 minutes remaining in the game off a penalty kick. The final goal was off a clearance and went over the goalie’s head.
Huffer added four of his starters are out with injuries and they already had only 16 on the roster, compared to Rochester Adams who have 18-20 players on the bench.
“I am trying to give the girls a chance to heal and bringing up a few girls from JV,” he said.
The Wolves opened the week against Birmingham Seaholm on Monday and Oxford on Tuesday. They head to Troy Athens on Thursday before heading to Lake Orion next Tuesday.
“The performances have been great,” Huffer said. “It’s just tough when you go against strong lines of bigger teams.”