Houghton Lake Girls Soccer to Play in Regional Title Match
HOUGHTON LAKE – Elk Rapids girls soccer defeated Houghton Lake in the regional semifinals in both 2017 and 2018.
The Lady Bobcats stepped up in 2019 to top the Elks 2-1 in that game.
Houghton Lake must now face North Muskegon in the regional final.
Even though that is the number one ranked team in the state, the Lady Bobcats know they can still put up a fight if they just do what they know.
“I think it just comes to us wanting it more. We are not going to go in there intimidated that they are ranked first in the state, we are going to go in there just wanting to win. It would mean so much to all of us, especially the 11 seniors that are going to leave,” said Lexi Blanchard, a senior at Houghton Lake.
“We have got to play aggressive, do those types of things and I think that is with anything. The more aggressive team, you know, the team that thinks a little more than the other team usually has the opportunities to win. We have got to be on our game,” added head coach Darren Barnes.
Houghton Lake and North Muskegon face off Thursday for the regional title.