Youth Soccer Night coming up Friday

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE
Clarkston News Sports Writer
Kickers with the Clarkston Girls Soccer program are excited as they host the annual Youth Soccer Night this Friday which includes a shoot out where kids can win a free hot dog.
Youths can also enjoy the JV and varsity teams play Davison and trying to win prizes.
The Clarkston Girls Varsity Soccer team recently split last week with a 2-0 win over Berkley, April 30, and a 4-1 loss against Lake Orion on Friday. Clarkston scored in the first 20 minutes of the game and the Dragons took the lead scoring two goals in the last five minutes of the first half. took the lead with one second.
Clarkston went 1-1-1 the week prior.
They opened the week with a 1-0 win over Farmington, April 1. The lone goal came from senior Michaela Rodriquez with 15 minutes remaining when she put the ball into the top corner of the net, over the goal keeper’s head.
“It was a good performance,” said Damian Huffer, head coach. “We had chances – junior Caylee Ludwig hit the cross bar with a 25-yard thunderbolt – she can hit the ball so far.”
The Wolves lost 3-4 to Oxford, April 25. Rodriguez scored the first goal within the first minute off a pass from Ludwig.
Ludwig scored her first of two goals for the night with three minutes remaining in the first half, to tie the game 2-2.
Her second goal was scored less than five minutes into the second half as her shot landed in the right corner of the net, off and assist from sophomore Maddy Kujala.
“Caylee has been doing really well,” Huffer added.
The Wolves faced Oxford again the next day and tied the game, 1-1 with a goal from Ludwig with an assist from freshman Emily Horne.
“It was a really windy,” Huffer. “It wasn’t a great game to watch because the wind being so bad. We scored with about 15 minutes left. Emily charged, put the keeper under pressure and she managed to deflect the clearance. Emily charged the clearance and the ball ran across the center of the goal and Caylee tapped it into an empty net. Then Oxford scored with five minutes to go.”
He added the week could have finished 3-0 because the effort and performances are there.
“There is a lot of individual errors which is tough, but they will figure it out,” Huffer said. “They will be fine.”
The Wolves opened the week against West Bloomfield. They head to Berkley on Thursday.
Clarkston holds their annual Youth Soccer Night on Friday when they host Davison. JV plays at 5:30 p.m., varsity follows.