Waterford Mott stunned two lakes area opponents to advanced to an Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) district final before finally being ousted by host Troy.
The Corsairs’ week began with a 3-2 victory over Huron Valley Lakeland on Tuesday, May 31 in a district quarter-final.
Hannah Messer scored two goals for Waterford Mott, pushing her past the 10-goal mark for the season while Jaime Carter picked up her first varsity goal after being called up from the JV squad.
Katie Ging made 9 saves in net for Mott.
“Offensively, we took advantage of Lakeland’s extremely high backline by playing a relatively direct style, allowing our forwards and outside mids to run onto balls that had been played into space. Hannah Messer struck twice via this route,” said Mott Head Coach Evan Baker. “However, after swapping ends at halftime, we picked up a strong wind at our backs. This made it difficult for Lakeland to dig out of their end, which forced their backline closer to their own goal. The girls did and excellent job of adjusting the plan of attack, stringing together passes in the midfield and opening up space in the channels.”
Mott then followed up with a stunning 2-0 upset of Oakland Activities Association (OAA) White Division champion West Bloomfield in an MHSAA district semi-final on Thursday, June 2.
Mott scored both goals in the second half off of two corner kicks by Hannah Rhodes that were deflected in by Lexanna Siemasz and Amanda Schoonover.
However, Mott’s run would come to a halt after a 5-0 defeat to host Troy in an MHSAA district final held on Saturday, June 4.