Rochester Adams Highlanders: ... 2004

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BOYS SEASON - Autumn 2004
REGIONAL CHAMPIONS
STATE SEMI-FINALISTS


regretably, game accounts for the autumn 2004 season have been lost.


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Girls Season - Spring 2004


Friday, April 2
Athens and Adams Battle to Scoreless Draw
Rochester Adams 0 - Troy Athens 0

Smurf wins the ballThese two long time rivals played to a scoreless tie on a cold, windy and rainy night. Athens goalkeeper Melissa Borelli made 9 saves to record her 2nd shutout in two games while Krista Hadel made 10 saves in the Adams goal to record her 2nd shutout as well. Both team now stand at 1-0-1 in OAA I play and overall record.

Next matches for each team: Athens travel to Ann Arbor Pioneer Friday night. Adams host Birmingham Seaholm Monday, 5 April.


Wednesday, March 31
Season Opener: Late Goal Lifts Highlanders Over Falcons
Rochester Adams 1 - Rochester 0

Adams traveled to cross-town rival Rochester for the Highlanders' season opener on a cold, rainy night and a very slick and muddy field. Under such murky conditions, play was very choppy and it was difficult for either team to build & sustain any attack. Halftime came with no score.

In the 2nd half Rochester came out very strong, carrying play and threatening for much of the first 20 minutes of the half. Adams weathered the threat and began to find their stride again, creating several promising opportunities as the match progressed. The best chance came in the 72nd minute, when the Falcons keeper having come well off her line to make an outstanding breakaway save on Brittany Boeckel. The ball rebounded back to the 18 yard line and with the keeper down and the defense not yet back, the goal seemed certain. But it wasn’t. The shot went high and the Falcons had dodged a big bullet.

That is until three minutes later. With 3:30 left to play, junior Stephanie Cregg broke the deadlock. Pushing up on a free kick restart, Cregg collected the service from Lauren Sinacola and attacked the goal. A low driven shot bounced back off a shin right back to Stephanie who then made no mistake with her second chance, finding the upper 90 on the back post to secure the win. Krista Hadel recorded the shutout with 5 saves on the night.

Next matches for each team: Adams (1-0-0; 1-0-0) travel to Troy Athens Thursday, 1 Apr.; Rochester (1-1-1; 0-1-0) hosts Utica Ford II Friday, 2 Apr.


Thursday, April 8
Last Minute Heroics Earn Cougars A Draw
Rochester Adams 1- Rochester Stoney Creek 1

Krista HadelAt Stoney Creek. After a scoreless first half, Adams’ Kristy Maynard broke the deadlock in the 46th minute converting a corner kick served by Lauren Sinicola. Adams continued to pressure and threaten throughout the remainder of the match but were unable to tally the insurance goal.

Then in a thrilling finish, with 1½ minutes remaining, Stoney Creek cleared the ball from their own defensive end to junior Lauren Cater at midfield. Carter with remarkable individual effort fought for and maintained control, gained a step on the Adams defense and bent the equalizer over the keeper from 20 yards out.

Adams enter Spring Break 2-0-2 (2-0-1 OAA I). The Higlanders next will travel to Grosse Point South Monday, 19 April. Stoney Creek (1-1-2; 0-0-1 OAA II) travel to Royal Oak Dondero Tuesday, 20 April.


Tuesday, April 6
Maples Fall At Highlander Stadium
Rochester Adams 3 - Birmingham Seaholm 0
Smurf looks for options as Victoria Horton(4) and Jessica Meek (2) provide support
Last year Seaholm scored two victories against the Lady Highlanders. But last night Adams had the answers, logging a well-earned 3-0 victory in their first home match of the season. Emily Walainis (assist: Kristy Maynard) scored the only goal of the 1st half in the 15th minute.

Susan Szafir on a breakawaySeaholm battled through the second half withstanding several quality scoring chances and creating several of their own. Brittany Boeckel (Szafir) scored the insurance goal with 12 minutes left and Susan Szafir (Lauren Sinacola) sealed the affair 4 minutes later. Krista Hadel recorded 5 saves.

Adams (2-0-1) travel to Stoney Creek Wed, 7 April.


Jessica Katterheinrich

Brittany Boeckel


Blue Devils Bedeviled By Highlanders
Rochester Adams 2 - Grosse Pointe South 1

Stephanie Cregg wins the ballAt Grosse Pointe South. Lauren Sinacola scored the game-winning goal late in the second half. Brittany Boeckel also scored for Adams. Senior captian Emily Walanis assisted both Highlander goals. Liz Ridgway scored for South (1-3-0).

Adams (3-0-2; 2-0-1 OAA I) host the Lake Orion Dragons, Thursday, 22 April at 7:00 in a conferences match-up.


Friday, April 23
Highlanders Fight Back Against Dragons
Rochester Adams 2 – Lake Orion 1

Jessica Meek fights for the ball every step of the wayIn a highly energetic match the Highlanders overcame an early deficit and a second half player-disadvantage to take a 2-1 victory over Lake Orion last night. Orion came out fast with high pressure and a high work-rate putting Adams on notice early that they were here to play. In the 15th minute the Dragons’ Raechel Bemman under heavy pressure found a shot that rang off the near post. With Goalkeeper Krista Hadel crashed into, taken down and injured by a supporting attacker Orion’s Jessica Boyle cleaned up the rebound into an unattended net.

Adams began to settle down after the goal and created several quality scoring chances before the end of half. And finally, with only 35 seconds remaining in the half Susan Szafir exploited a half-chance from 18 yards out and made no mistake as the ball bent dramatically to the goalkeeper’s right and off her fingertips into the net. Emily Walains logged the assist.

The 2nd half presented new challenges as the referee issued 2 yellows to Smurf and forced Adams to play short for the remainder of the match. The Highlanders rose to the challenge matching Lake Orion’s determination and work-rate every step of the way. In the 65th minute, the payoff for all that effort manifested itself as Emily found Brittany Boeckel on the left wing and Brittany sharply finished by slotting the ball near post for the game winner.

It was an outstanding effort by both teams and a well-earned win for the Highlanders, who improve to (4-0-2; 3-0-1 OAA I). Adams next outing will be Tueday, 27 April when we travel to Lahser. Lake Orion (5-3-0; 1-3-0) host Clarkston tonight, 23 April.