Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Knights get tough split

by Bob St. John

October 04, 2012

Junior Adante Provenzano scored two goals in the final few minutes to lift University Liggett’s boys’ soccer team to an improbable 4-3 win over Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest.“It was quite a win,” head coach David Backhurst said. “We scored two amazing goals to pull it out at the end. It was a great win.”Senior Peter Hopkins and junior T.J. Stevenson scored the Knights’ first two goals with Provenzano netting assists.Two days later, the Knights went from the mountaintop to the valley, losing 5-3 to Plymouth Christian Academy.“This was our worst game of the season and we didn’t play well at any part of our game,” Backhurst said. “It won’t take long to put this game behind us.”PCA scored just 17 seconds into the first half, but a little more than a minute later, Hopkins tallied to tie it, 1-1.Hopkins scored again at the 7:40 mark to give the host Knights a 2-1 lead, but that lasted only three minutes before PCA tied it heading into the half.In the final 40 minutes, PCA dominated play at both ends of the field. The Eagles scored goals at the 31:52 and 21:26 mark to take a 4-2 lead.Sophomore Warren Purvin scored at the 18:36 mark to close the gap to one goal, but the visitors put another behind goalkeeper Patrick Broder to round out the scoring.Liggett stands 7-4 in the Michigan Independent Athletic Conference and 8-4.