Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Late goal lifts North to tie with Liggett; South drops two

by Bob St. John

September 27, 2012

Grosse Pointe North and University Liggett girls’ field hockey teams gave fans their money worth last week.

Despite scoring only two total goals, both teams had enough fireworks to fulfill a Fourth of July crowd.

“It was a great game, but I wish we would have won,” Liggett head coach Tamara Fobare said.

“This was quite a game,” North head coach Melissa Carron said. “It feels like a win even though we tied.”

Ania Dow scored in the first half for the visiting Knights and it looked like they would walk away with a win.

However, with only 29 seconds left in the second half, Katie Bowles scored for the Norsemen to tie it.

The goalies stole the show with Anne Grech making 14 saves for the Knights and Kelsey Lanahan had 10 for the Norsemen. Many saves were from point-blank range and each made key saves down the stretch to thwart scoring chances.

In other action last week, Liggett lost to Dexter, falling to 0-5-1 in the Michigan High School Field Hockey Association Division III standings and 1-6-2 overall, while North lost to the Washtenaw Whippets, falling to 1-3-1 n Division III and 2-6-1 overall.

South results

Grosse Pointe South lost its division games last week, falling to Livonia Ladywood and Farmington Hills Mercy.

Head coach Millie Tompkins and the Blue Devils dropped to 0-4 in the MHSFHA Division 1 standings and 1-6-1 overall.

Each of the three teams has a handful of games remaining on the schedule.

The Michigan High School Field Hockey Association playoffs start the the final week of October and finish in early November.