BOYS SOCCER: Clarkston upsets fifth-ranked Walled Lake Northern in shootout | North Oakland Sports

BOYS SOCCER: Clarkston upsets fifth-ranked Walled Lake Northern in shootout

| October 20, 2014 | Comments (0)


WATERFORD — Clarkston proved that its not how you start, but how you finish.

After trailing Walled Lake Northern for long stretches Saturday in a Division 1 district final at Waterford Mott, the Wolves rallied for a 2-1 victory over the fifth-ranked Knights to win their second straight district crown.

Clarkston (11-6-5) tallied a goal with 1:41 left in regulation to tie the game at 1-1, then outscored Northern 4-2 in the shootout after two 10-minute overtime periods were played out. David Posawatz netted the game-tying goal for the Wolves.

The unranked Wolves, decimated by injuries this season, will face Oxford (18-1-2) at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Utica High School in a Division 1 regional semifinal.

Much like during last year’s state tournament,  Grant Gotaas stepped up between the pipes for Clarkston, stopping a penalty kick in overtime while halting two shots during the shootout.

Jon Tonks, Alex Komatz and Jared Suddon converted their penalty kicks for Clarkston in the shootout.

Connor Rutz scored off an assist by Taylor Woods in the 34th minute for Walled Lake Northern. The lead stood until the 78th minute of regulation.

Rutz and Woods converted in PKs for Northern (17-4-0), which set a program record for wins.


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