Blogs > Pemberton's Point

Inside look at high school and Oakland University sports from Oakland Press sports writer Dave Pemberton.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Boys soccer regional predictions

Eight Oakland County boys soccer teams remain in the hunt for a state championship. At least two will not make it through this week. Any soccer coach will tell you anything can happen on any give night, but here’s what I think will happen in my regional predictions.

Division 1
(At Saginaw Heritage)
Lake Orion vs. Grand Blanc, 5 p.m. — Grand Blanc defeated Lake Orion 3-0 in the season opener for both teams back in August. The Dragons have come a long way since then and will send the Bobcats home for the second straight year. Pick: Lake Orion
Troy vs. Midland Dow, 7 p.m. — The Colts offense led by Joe Beshara and Nate Hicklin will be too much for Dow to stop. Pick Troy

Division 2
(At Bloomfield Hills Andover)
Birmingham Seaholm vs. Riverview, 5 p.m. — The Maples have not allowed a goal in the playoffs, while Riverview allowed two goals to Dearborn Divine Child in the district title game. Seaholm’s defense will be the difference. Pick: Scaholm
St. Clair Shores Lakeview vs. Dexter, 7 p.m. — Dexter is more battle tested coming out of the SEC. Pick: Dexter

(At Flint Kearsley)
Oxford vs. Laingsburg, 5 p.m. — Laingsburg is coming off a double overtime victory over St. Johns and this game could very well end up in overtime, but I like the Wildcats. Pick: Oxford
Ortonville Brandon vs. Mason, 7 p.m. — The Blackhawks historic season comes to an end against a talented Mason squad. Pick: Mason

Division 3
(At Birmingham Detroit Country Day)
Birmingham Detroit Country Day vs. Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard, 5 p.m. — Having the home field will give No. 3 Country Day the edge over Gabriel Richard. Pick: Country Day
Macomb Lutheran North vs. Jackson Lumen Christi, 7 p.m. — No. 8 Lutheran North will have its hands full with Lumen Christi, but should come out on top. Pick: Lutheran North

Division 4
(At Jackson Christian School)
Ann Arbor Greenhills vs. Lutheran Westland, 3:30 p.m. — This should be a great game, but Greenhills is ranked No. 1 for a reason. Pick: Greenhills
Birmingham Roeper vs. Lansing Christian, 3:30 p.m. — I made the mistake of picking against Roeper in districts, and while this will be a tough one, I'm not making that mistake again. Pick: Roeper

(At Auburn Hills Oakland Christian)
Auburn Hills Oakland Christian vs. Burton Genesse Christian — The Stanko brothers and the rest of the Lancers are still my pick to win it all. Pick: Oakland Christian
Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett vs. Harbor Beach — What I know about Harbor Beach and a nickel won’t get you very far so I’ll just go with Liggett. Pick: Liggett

Boys soccer predictions record: District finalists: 18-4; District champions: 9-3



Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home