Detroit City FC (UWS2) vs Grand Haven Admirals

July 10, 2021
UWS2 Regular Season
Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck, MI

Detroit City FC 2, Grand Haven Admirals 0
DCFC: Isabella Sabo (Lillian Lucas) 46′
DCFC:  Lillian Lucas 73′

A busy weekend at Keyworth as the scheduling gods bestowed upon us three matches within a 24-hour period.

  1. July 10, 2021, 4:00 PM: Detroit City FC (UWS2) vs Grand Haven Admirals.
  2. July 10, 2021, 7:30 PM: Detroit City FC (UWS) vs Lansing United.
  3. July 11, 2021, 1:00 PM: Detroit City FC (U-23) vs BIH Grand Rapids.

The Women’s Reserve team brings their 5 win, 1 loss, 1 draw record into today’s match against the Grand Haven Admirals who have won 2, lost 4, and drawn 2 matches in the 2021 campaign.

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GRAND HAVEN ADMIRALS
Starting XI

Mikayla Johnson – GK
Lauren Peterson – D
Justine Bronkhorst – D
Carley Wagasky – D
Addison Panse – D
Jaysi Hacker – M
Ellie Adams – M
Hailey Niles – M
Phoebe Saunders – F
Gracie Poulsen – F

DETROIT CITY FC
Starting XI

Sarah Hammond – GK
Brooke Honeycutt – D
Keren Maze – D
Acadia Murphy – D
Leah Courtney – M
Isabella Sabo – M
Lilian Lucas – M
Madi Salzenstein – M
Adriana Mroz – M
Syd Smith – F
Tori Singstock – F

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This match saw the Detroit City FC debut of Madi Salzenstein, who was named the Michigan High School Ms. Soccer Award for 2021.

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The first half was an evenly matched affair.  City held more possession and opportunities than the Admirals, however the visitors knocked on the door a few times.  For the second half, Grand Haven switched keepers, and Braeleigh McCoy stepped in between the sticks.  She got her first taste of the re-energized City attack in the first minute when Lillian Lucas sent the ball through to Isabella Sabo.  All alone in front of McCoy, Sabo slotted the ball past the new keeper and City took the lead.

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For the next five minutes, City continued applying the offensive pressure, but could not find the back of the net.  It wasn’t until the 73rd minute that City doubled the lead.  A free kick was awarded about thirty yards from the goal.  Kimberly Sibert stood over the ball and lofted it into the box.  It dropped between Isabella Sabo and Braeleigh McCoy, then deflected to Lillian Lucas who stretched to poke the ball into the unguarded net.

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Player of the Match:  Isabella Sabo.

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The 6-1-1 record with two matches remaining keeps them in contention for the Great Lakes Conference champion.

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