Northville girls soccer beats Grosse Pointe South in regional semis

For anyone who’s concerned about it, we’re calling it an excused absence for Kaitlyn Rogala.

The senior missed Northville’s girls soccer match on April 23 at Grosse Pointe South.

She’s headed to the University of Michigan in the fall. So she used that weekend to visit the Upper Peninsula and meet her future college roommate, who lives in Menominee. There’s great kayaking up there.

So she missed a heck of a Saturday non-conference game.

Sylvia Bohlen scored to put the Mustangs ahead, and it looked like they were going to hold on for their sixth victory of the season. But, alas, the Blue Devils scored the equalizer with about 30 seconds left.

That’s understandable. South does play in the Macomb Area Conference-White, the second-toughest division of the MAC and one of the best soccer leagues on the east side of metro Detroit.

Northville's Sylvia Bohlen clears the ball during the Division 1 girls soccer regional semifinal against Grosse Pointe South on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

But Northville wasn’t happy about giving away the win and settling for the 1-1 tie.

The No. 1-ranked Mustangs (15-0-5) got their chance to right that wrong when they hosted South for Tuesday’s Division 1 regional semifinal.

Not only would a win avenge their earlier-season woes against the Blue Devils but it’d advance them to the regional championship, just two wins away from qualifying for next week’s state championship.

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