SOCCER: Saline Battles to Draw With Grand Blanc, Turns Focus to SEC Red

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 10/01/2019 - 01:39

The Saline varsity soccer team played 80 minutes with Grand Blanc but couldn't determine a winner and loser in a hard-fought contest at Hornet Stadium Monday.

Saline, ranked 14th in the state, played host to a team that reached the final four last year. The Hornets' record stands at 10-2-5.

The Hornets created the better scoring chances Monday. Zeke Gray had great looks in first and second half. Brayden Stavros worked the ball to the front of the box and ripped a shot five feet over the bar with about 20 seconds left.

On the other side of the field, keeper Sam Herner made a good save early in the second half after a defender slipped and gave an opponent a clear lane for a shot on goal.

The Hornets now turn their attention to the remaining SEC Red schedule. The Hornets have three games remaining. They're home to Bedford, Wednesday, on the road at Huron, Thursday, and home to Monroe Monday. 

"We control our own destiny," coach Ryan Williams said. "If we win all three, we clinch at least a share of the SEC title."

Saline and Pioneer are tied for first in the SEC Red with 16 points and identical 5-1-1 records. Skyline is third with 14 points at 4-1-2 (three points for a win, one point for a tie).

Saline is the favorite to win their remaining three games. Pioneer, however, has a tough game remaining at Skyline. They tied in their first contest.


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