SOCCER: Woodhaven tops AP to stay atop DRL

By Chris Zadorozny

The unusually hot September weather didn’t stop the Woodhaven soccer team from shutting out the visiting Jaguars 2-0 Tuesday night to stay at the top of the Downriver League standings.

Woodhaven sophomore David Camarena had two goals, the only two of the game, scoring both just two and a half minutes a part.

The young Jaguars squad, which only has five seniors couldn’t capitalize on the opportunities they had throughout the game.

“I thought we played really hard; we just have to start making our opportunities,” said Jaguars’ head coach Brian Trionfi.

It was a slow start to the game, but things quickly picked up after the first few minutes. Woodhaven found its rhythm early as the first four chances were by the players in purple and white.

The Jaguars had their first scoring chance 13 minutes in as senior midfielder Zach Hill just sailed a shot just wide and right of the goal. It looked like the Jaguars would try to build off of that, but the Warriors soon silenced any notion of that.

In back-to-back fashion, just minutes a part, Camarena sunk two shots past Jaguar keeper, senior Brandon Curren. The first shot, in the 13th minute, was drilled over the outstretched and diving left arm of Curren. The second goal found the low right side on a crossover to the left.

After those two goals, the Jaguars fought back valiantly, as they tried and tried to get one on the board to end the first half, but couldn’t. Woodhaven nearly put the game away at the end of the first half, as sophomore Josh Roman ripped a shot off the crossbar, just inches above where he was hoping to put it.

The second half started much more promising for the Jaguars, but once again, the Warrior’s countered and controlled the ball nearly the rest of the game, with a few Jaguar spurts here and there.

In the end, the Warrior’s were too much for the Jaguars and came out with a 2-0 win, and 5-1 record in the Downriver League.

Woodhaven head coach Bernie Turner thought the Warrior’s could have been better, especially using some freshman throughout the game. “The main thing is we got the points. I think we lost focus at times, but tomorrow night is Trenton and we will focus on that.”

To read the original post that appeared in The News-Herald on September 11, 2013, go to www.miprepzone.com/thenewsherald

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