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It's all net for Clarkston players

May 26, 2010 - Rain, rivalry and revving the senior spirit have kept the Lady Kickers busy during the past week.

The Girls Varsity Soccer team started the week on Thursday heading to Lake Orion to take on their biggest rivals.

The plan was simple - the Dragons would not be winning another game for another year in a row. The Wolves kept true, ending the game with a 1-1 tie.

"It was a great game played by both teams," said Sarah Wasilk, head coach. "Overall I was happy with the way they played and I think they were, too."

Clarkston kept a strong defense in the first half of the game keeping the Lady Dragons attempts out of Demaree Wells' net.

Before the half finished the girls captured the lead off of Mikayla Ferer's shot on the goal.

After receiving the pass from teammate Caitlyn Kirby, Ferer kicked it to the top of the net out of the reach of the goalie.

Clarkston held onto the lead throughout the second half until Lake Orion put themselves on the scoreboard with seven minutes left.

"The defense in the second half was flawless," said Wasilk. "They really stepped up their game."

Wells held her own in the net making huge saves.

"Demaree had an outstanding game," Wasilk added. "Probably the best she has had all season. I couldn't have asked for a better team - they all did very well."

She did notice a few hiccups in the first half compared to Lake Orion but the next half was different.

"It was evenly matched the second half," she said.

The next night left Clarkston and Brandon teams wet as rain rolled in during the Lady Wolves annual Youth Night.

The JV team had a 4-0 lead over the Blackhawks in the first half when the game was delayed because of lightning.

After 7:30 p.m. the skies gave a peek of sunshine but dark gray clouds hovered in the south.

Before another downpour began the girls varsity team went out to the field and performed a dance they perfected for their young fans.

Both games were cancelled for the night.

The girls played Monday and hosted Stoney Creek on Senior Night.

"The girls are pumped," said Wasilk, going into the game. "They really want to win. I think they can do it."

The Lady Cougars stuck first but the lead was short-lived until Clarkston scored with 9:21 left in the first half.

The girls loss the game, 2-1.

Clarkston heads to Andover on Friday night. JV plays at 5:30 p.m., varsity follows.

The girls varsity team returns home on Tuesday, hosting the MHSAA District playoffs. They go in with a 13-2 record.

Pontiac and Waterford Kettering begin the night at 5 p.m. Clarkston plays at 7 p.m. when they take on Milford. The winners from both games advance to the next round, June 3.

Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.
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