Both teams hope this was a preview of things to come.
Skyline hosted Huron in an SEC girls’ soccer game on Thursday and both teams played solid games both on the pitch and in the confidence level. The Eagles ended up with the 1-0 victory over the River Rats in what could be a preview of the District finals.
The two teams could meet again in the finals of the Ypsilanti Lincoln District on May 30. Skyline appears to have the easier road to the championship match while Huron will have to beat Pioneer and Saline to reach the final. But if both teams play like they did on Thursday good things will happen.
DiOnna Hill scored a beautiful goal in the first half to put the Eagles in the lead. Huron’s keeper had no chance at saving the shot by Hill which was a perfectly placed ball from the right corner at the top of the 18 into the far post upper 90.
Huron keeper Dana Decan played well throughout the match to keep the Eagles off the board the rest of the way.
With approximately 7 minutes left, Decan made a solid one-on-one save, stuffing Skyline’s forward to keep the River Rats within striking distance.
The save kept the game especially interesting, as both teams were pressing until the very end.
Vivian Matusko got the shutout for Skyline, her second of the week. Skyline beat Saline 3-0 on Tuesday, clinching the SEC Red.
“It was truly a fun game to be a part of,” said Skyline Coach Chris Morgan. “Both teams played extremely well.”
Skyline hosts Monroe at 7 p.m. on Monday.