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September 05, 2013
After playing a disastrous game against Utica, the Grosse Pointe North boys’ soccer team redeemed itself last week, beating host Anchor Bay 2-1.

“We did the things it takes to win games, play better defense and get offensive pressure, which we did tonight,” head coach Skipper Mukhtar said. “This was a nice win tonight.”

Don Robertson scored to give the Norsemen a 1-0 lead and Maxwell Murray tallied midway trough the first half to make it a 2-0 game at the half.

The Norsemen had two other golden chances to score, but Tars’ defenders who stepped into the spot vacated by the goalie trying to grab the ball made two kicksaves.

Those improbable saves turned out to be huge because the Norsemen could have gone into the half with a 4-0 advantage.

Anchor Bay scored with 9:30 and nearly added a tying goal on four separate occasions, but Norsemen goalkeeper Nathan Steinkampf came up with huge saves to preserve the lead.

Even in the final minute, Steinkampf had to make point-blank saves.

“Nathan is a very good goalie and he made some key saves tonight,” Mukhtar said.

With the win, Grosse Pointe North improved to 2-1 overall.

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