In what has been a season of ups and downs for Waterford Mott, the Corsairs were able to notch two wins last week, including one against their biggest rival.
After beginning the week with a 1-0 loss at Walled Lake Northern on Tuesday, May 17, Mott earned a 1-0 victory over Waterford Kettering on Thursday, May 19.
Hannah Rhodes scored the only goal of the game for Mott (6-8-2 overall, 3-5-2 in the Kensington Lakes Activities Association North Division).
“Hats off to an excellent Kettering team for giving us the fight of our lives. They are much better than their record would suggest,” said Mott Head Coach Evan Baker. “On the whole, we produced more quality scoring chances, most of which were provided by Hannah Messer, and Katie Ging was only forced to make three saves.
“All 14 of our available players gave everything they had, whether for five minutes or the full 80,” Baker added.
Mott then followed up with a 3-1 victory over South Lyon on Friday, May 20.
After the Lions scored first in the second half, Mott responded when Messer scored off a corner kick from Rhodes.
Meggy McConkey then scored off a rebound from a Messer shot to give Mott the lead, before Kate Golfis scored the Corsairs’ third goal.
“Overall, it was a great comeback and a solid showing on the heels of an emotionally and physically exhausting victory on Thursday,” Baker said.
Mott was scheduled to play at Pinckney on Monday, May 23 after press time and in a KLAA crossover game today, Wednesday, May 25.