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Warren Regina beats Detroit Country Day 1-0 in MHSAA girls soccer regional final on Thursday, June 7, 2018






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Warren Regina players and coaches pose with their MHSAA Division 3 Region 11 girls soccer championship trophy on Thursday.

   Division 3 No. 6-ranked Warren Regina shut out No. 3-ranked Detroit Country Day 1-0 in a defensive battle to earn the Michigan High School Athletic Association Region 11 girls soccer championship on Thursday, June 7, at Country Day.

   It was Regina’s first girls soccer regional title since 2005 and only the second in school history.

   Regina junior Chloe Scott scored from 20 yards out with 9:03 left in the first half for the eventual game-winner.

   Freshman Cecelia Muskovac earned her fourth straight playoff shutout in goal.

   "We held them down. I don't think they had any shots on our goal," said Regina head coach Stefano Moraccini. "We always say defense wins



 championships. You have to play great defense and keep the ball in front of us and not let them behind us.”

   Detroit Country Day finished its season with an 18-5-0 record.

   “It was a great defensive match-up between those teams. Country Day played phenomenal,” Moraccini told reporters. “I have nothing but respect for their girls and their coach. They left everything on the field just like my girls did.”

   Regina (15-6-0) advances to face No. 1-ranked and defending Division 3 champion Flint Powers Catholic in a MHSAA semifinal on Wednesday, June 13, at Howell Parker Middle School at 6 p.m.

   Powers beat Williamston 8-0 to earn its regional championship on Thursday.





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