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Beline Obeid
September 12, 2013
After a tough four-game stretch to open the season, Grosse Pointe South’s boys’ soccer team earned its first win of the season with a 6-1 win over Warren Cousino.

“We didn’t get outworked, which we did in a few of our losses,” head coach Stefan Harris said. “I thought we came out with a lot of energy today and played better.

“We still have work to do. We still had moments where we fell asleep, but overall this was a nice win.”

It was the Macomb Area Conference White Division opener for both teams.

Can Kotas got the Blue Devils off and running, scoring a goal at the 28:22 mark of the first half.

Dan Bukacel scored two goals in a 30-second span to make it 3-0 and Cousino put its only goal on the board with a penalty kick at the 11:21 mark.

The Blue Devils put the finishing touches on the first half when Robert Durand and Andrew Cornwall scored at the 8:01 and 0:49 mark to open a four-goal cushion, 5-1.

It took the Blue Devils only a little more than one minute to score their final goal when Ian Sutherland converted a penalty kick.

They had several other chances to pad the lead, but the shots went high or the Patriots’ back-up goalie made the saves.

It was total domination by the home team, which finished with a 12-0 advantage in corner kicks.

“We need to keep it going and get better,” Harris said.

In other division action, South tied Romeo 1-1 and lost 1-0 to Fraser, falling to 1-1-1 in the MAC White Division, and it lost 2-0 to U-D Jesuit, falling to 1-6-1 overall.

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