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TUESDAY’S PREP GIRLS SOCCER ROUNDUP Rochester upsets Athens; Byron Center pulls away from East Grand Rapids; Saline rolls; Marian gets late game-winner

TUESDAY’S PREP GIRLS SOCCER ROUNDUP: Rochester upsets Athens; Byron Center pulls away from East Grand Rapids; Saline rolls; Marian gets late game-winner

ROCHESTER HILLS , Mich. – Around 48 hours after dropping from the Division 1 top-15 rankings, Rochester gave the coaches association a reason to put the Falcons back into their usual nest.

Rochester handed Division 1 sixth-ranked Troy Athens its first Oakland Activities Association-Red Division loss of the season Tuesday with a 2-0 shutout of the visiting Red Hawks.

Stella Marlow and Allie Jeric scored for Rochester and Alice Max collected her third shutout in the Falcons’ last five games. Lucia Erracande had an assist.

Rochester (6-4-2, 2-1-1) played five games in five days last week, going 1-1 in regular-length games on Tuesday and Friday – a 4-1 loss to Bloomfield Hills Tuesday and a 2-0 victory over Walled Lake Northern Friday – before going 1-2-0 in 50-minute contests at the Falcons Friendlies on Saturday. The Falcons played four games in less than 24 hours on Friday and Saturday.

Athens slipped to 7-2-2 overall and 3-1-0 in the seven-school division. The Red Hawks have only conceded four goals all season while scoring 24 goals.

BYRON CENTER 5, EAST GRAND RAPIDS 2: Claire VanZanten scored twice with an assist, including the go-ahead goal, and Byron Center recorded this huge win in the OKC-White Division race. Addison Alexander and Ella Alexnder added a goal and an assist and Emily Wy also scored for the Bulldogs (9-1-1, 5-0-0). Division 1 15th-ranked Byron Center has outscored its 11 foes 41-7 with six shutouts. Priya Patra and Gracie Lynn scored for East Grand Rapids.

SALINE 7, DEXTER 0: Saline remained on the heels for the Southeastern Conference-Red Division championship with this lopsided win Tuesday. Sienna Snyder scored twoce, while Ellie Warden, Sadie Walsch, McKena Means, Nora Walsch and Bella Barnes also scored for the Hornets. Norah Dawid and Kaylee Mitzel shared the shutout for Saline.

BIRMINGHAM MARIAN 1, WARREN REGINA 0: Freshman Nia Bordogna scored the game’s only goal with 1:06 remaining in the second half and the Mustangs kept pace in the CHSL-Central Division with the win. Dani Mertz notched the shutout.


TROY 4, OXFORD 1: Troy moved into first place alone with this OAA Red Division win, coupled with a Troy Athens loss. Sabrina Gaul scored twice, while Sydney Taylor and Olivia Jasniewicz also scored for unbeaten Troy (9-0-2, 3-0-1 OAA-Red Division).

ORCHARD LAKE ST. MARY’S 4, ANN ARBOR GREENHILLS 0: St. Mary’s remained in the top spot of the CHSL-AA Division with this important road win Tuesday over the Gryphons. Cameron Cole netted four goals, giving her 20 on the season, and Caroline Kopmeyer, Harper Natinsky and Olivia Rust drew assists for the Eaglets. Kira Howcroft earned her eighth on the season of OLSM (8-2-1, 5-0-0).

MUSKEGON MONA SHORES 5, ZEELAND EAST 2: Mona Shores clinched the top seed in the OKC-Green Division in a couple of weeks with this win Tuesday. Addison Fiasher and Ava Frye scored tow goals apiece and Shay Norden also scored for the Sailors. The Mona Shores Girls soccer team wrapped up first place in the OK Green regular season tonight with 5-2 win over Zeeland East. Scoring the goals for the Sailors. Olivia Naylor, Sophie Brown and Norden picked up assists and Mal Hogston, Emma Anderson, Katie Phillips and Braylin Meyers starred defensively for state-ranked Mona Shores (10-1-1, 6-0-1).


AUBURN HILLS OAKLAND CHRISTIAN 1, BURTON GENESEE CHRISTIAN 0: Division 4 state ranked Oakland Christian earned this non-league win Tuesday. Leah Zarilli notched the game winner, while Veronica Austin and Sydney Yates shared the shutout in net.


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