Just four days after Saline concluded the regular season with a 0-0 tie against Skyline, the two teams squared off at Hornet Stadium to open the playoffs. Morgan Jones scored twice and Allison Luurtsema tallied once as Saline blanked Skyline 3-0.
Saline Hornets Girls Soccer
Last year’s Saline varsity soccer team went undefeated on the way to the state title.
Sydney Jarvela scored twice and Emma Wright, Tate Robison, Allison Luurtsema and Bella Petrock also scored as Saline defeated Monroe, 6-0. Goalie Lauren Wilkie wasn’t busy but stopped a couple of long shots for the shutout.
Halfway through the SEC Red season, the Lady Hornets are a perfect 5-0.
Saline varsity girls soccer head coach Dana Rosselot thought her team played its best game of the season Saturday. Brighton capitalized on a corner kick with 15:20 to play and defeated Saline 1-0.
Taylor Mulder, who set a new Saline High School season record with 43 goals, was named Ms. Soccer by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association. The award goes to the best high school player in the state of Michigan.
EAST LANSING -- Since last year’s loss to Northville in the regional final, the Lady Hornets have been on a mission: to win the state championship. Saturday, Grand Blanc had the misfortune of being the last remaining obstacle between the Saline varsity soccer team and its objective. From the opening minutes, the Hornets’ ferocious attack sent the Bobcats reeling. By the time the blitzkrieg was over, the shellshocked Bobcats were in a nearly hopeless situation, down 3-0 against a team that hadn’t given up a goal in the playoffs. Saline went on to win 4-0 and capture the first state soccer championship, boys or girls, in school history.