Almont girls soccer loses to Flint Powers Catholic in regional semis

The Almont girls soccer team did not get off to an ideal start, to put it one way.

In fact, it probably could not have gone worse.

The Raiders fell behind 1-0 less than a minute into Wednesday’s Division 3 regional semifinal against Flint Powers Catholic, and then were trailing 2-0 just a few minutes later.

But in a game that appeared destined for an 8-0 mercy rule, Almont hung in there for the full 80 minutes, and perhaps earned a moral victory of sorts, only conceding twice more in a 4-0 setback at Williamston High School.

“I told the girls at the end that I respect the heck out of them,” said Almont coach Mike Kepler. “You’re down three and you’re still fighting like it’s a tie. They’re a resilient team, it’s been there all season. Even with the 4-0 loss, it shows here that the girls push and go all game.

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