Bloomfield Hills Marian girls soccer loses to Regina but bounces back

The water breaks every 20 minutes were needed.

The temperature got as high as 82 degrees during Saturday’s girls soccer match.

And since Detroit Country Day has an artificial playing surface, you might as well tack on another 10 or 20 degrees because those rubber pellets have no problem scorching in the hot sunlight.

That final break saw Bloomfield Hills Marian senior Ange Briggs grab an ice-cold water bottle, hoist it in the air and then squirt a big stream of water into the mouth of star striker Elle Ervin. It splashed all over.

And then Briggs trickled some down the back of Michigan State signee Isa Agrusso’s left leg. And then she did it again to one of Lucy Kinna’s legs, enough to get a chuckle out of both teammates.

But it was THAT hot out. The cool-downs were welcomed.

Bloomfield Hills Marian's Ange Briggs passes up the field during a non-conference girls soccer match on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Detroit Country Day's Shaw Stadium.

And, believe it or not, that wasn’t even Briggs’ best assist throughout the 5-0 victory over the Yellowjackets.

No, that would be the beautiful pass she had with just under 3 minutes left in the first half.

The senior corralled a loose ball from Country Day’s attack and then booted an absolute laser about 40 or 50 yards down the near sideline to Caroline Flynn. Flynn dribbled the ball to the near post and sent a cross pass in front of the net for Agrusso to tap in for a gimme-goal. It was Agrusso’s second of three goals in the match.

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