Kyra Wolf’s overtime goal lifts Anchor Bay to district soccer championship – Macomb Daily

Anchor Bay soccer coach Kevin Grammens may want to bring defender Kyra Wolf to forward more often.

Wolf, who scored a late goal after getting a move up forward from defender against Eisenhower earlier this season, was brought up to forward for a second time with less than 10 minutes left in the Tars district championship game against L’Anse Creuse on Friday night at Chippewa Valley.

With the scoreless game in the second overtime, Wolf took a pass from Morgan Krupp and chipped a left-footed shot over the Lancer goalie and into the net with 5:58 to play. That goal was the difference in Anchor Bay’s 1-0 overtime win over the Lancers.

“I brought Kyra up front with six minutes left in the second half,” Grammens said. “I did it against Ike and she scored in that game. Normally she is on defense except for those two games. ”

The goal came against the Lancers’ backup keeper, who entered the contest late in the second half after starting keeper Kassidy Lanthier suffered an injury and had to leave the game.

“It was really unfortunate that their goalie got hurt,” Grammens said. “I feel for her because she’s a good keeper and played very well. Even their backup keeper played well. That’s a tough save to make for that keeper. ”

L’Anse Creuse coach Scott Perez added, “They played unbelievable, even with our starting goalkeeper going down. Us using a field player for the end of the game and OT, they played awesome. We gave Anchor Bay everything they could handle today. ”

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