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Liggett senior Anthony Simon, right, played airtight defense this weekend in the Knights’ wins over Roeper and Saginaw Valley Lutheran. Photo by Renato Jamett
September 12, 2013
The University Liggett boys’ soccer team won its second straight game last week, beating visiting Lutheran Westland 5-1.

“They tried to pack it into the zone and limit our scoring chances,” head coach David Backhurst said. “We still had our shots on net, but wanted to get more.”

Andrew Lohman had the hot hand, scoring three goals, while Adante Provenzano and Adam Fiema also tallied for the Knights.

In the Knights’ two season-opening games, they outscored their opponents 15-1.

Liggett hosted a four-team tournament last weekend and started with a 4-2 victory over previously unbeaten Bloomfield Hills Roeper, which outscored its first four foes 16-2.

Angelo Tolias, Shawn Fair and Anthony Simon were the defensive stoppers who limited Roeper to only two goals, which is two under its average per game.

The Knights grabbed a 2-0 halftime lead on goals by Lohman, from T.J. Stevenson, and Max Smith from Simon.

Roeper scored to make it a 2-1 game, but the Knights tallied two goals in a two-minute span to put the game away.

Provenzano sent a corner kick which Lohman headed in and Provenzano’s free kick was eventually slid past Roeper’s goalie by one of its own defenders.

In the tournament title game, Liggett edged Saginaw Valley Lutheran 1-0 on a first-half goal by Christian deRuiter off a long pass up the field from Provenzano.

With a winning streak of four, Liggett stands 4-0 overall.

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