After a rough first period for the Wolves at the championships with Lake Orion, they needed a break.
A pep talk from Coach Adam Bican during half time did the trick.
‘Relax,? Bican told his team. ‘It will come to you.?
The Clarkston Varsity Soccer team won the district title 4-3 Saturday against rival Lake Orion.
‘I don’t have to push the boys,? said Bican. ‘They push themselves, I just have to pull them back.?
The Wolves went into the game with a win over Milford 3-1. Lake Orion also won Thursday’s game, 1-0 against Grand Blanc.
Lake Orion scored their first goal 32 minutes into the game. Reed Losee assisted Andy Miller.
AJ Pratt attempted one more goal for the Dragons in the last 10 seconds of the first half of the game. Kevon Khani blocked the goal.
In the first 15 minutes of the second half, the Wolves scored two goals. Jarrett Kersten made the first goal at less than nine minutes. Kevin Pinkos made the next goal six minutes later.
With 24 minutes left in the last half, Clarkston goalie Scott Messer was taken out because of an injury. Davis VanderCeen substituted for goalie for the rest of the game.
At 21:47, Kavon Khani made the Wolves third goal. Kavon took a free kick from the sideline in front of the Wolves? bench. The ball went into the sky and came down landing in the corner of the goal.
Picking up the pace, Derek Schrauben scored Lake Orion’s second goal with the clock ticking at 14:31.
With 11 minutes left, Khani passed the ball in front of the net to Oliver Kupe. Kupe in turn drove the ball straight into the net.
Lake Orion made one last attempt with four seconds left of the game as Tim Stonerock made the Dragons third and final goal.
This is the first time in six years Clarkston won district title.
The Wolves were set to play Traverse City High School in Regionals Tuesday, Oct 23. After winning with a score 2-1, they will go on to the next round of Regionals to compete against Rochester High School. They will play Thursday at Grand Blanc High School at 7p.m..
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