The East Lansing soccer survived another overtime game and shootout jahto capture the district crown at St. Johns on Saturday over Haslett. The game was tied at the end of regulation time 1-1. Mohamed Babale scored in the second half to erase the Haslett lead. Robert Nystrom scored for the Trojans and give them the first lead of the game to start the second overtime period. Haslett’s Nick Sloan tied the game 2 minutes later on a header to send the game into a shootout. Trojans keepers Elijah Sheridan and Ben Maves each made saves in the shootout and Maves scored the game clinching goal as East Lansing won the shootout 3-1. The Trojans also got shootout goals from Petrus Martens and Alden Metzmaker.
East Lansing now advances to and will host the MHSAA Regional Tournament at Archer Stadium inside the East Lansing Soccer Complex..The Trojans will face district 30 winner Goodrich at 5:00 PM on Tuesday night. The other regional semi-final will feature Notre Dame Prep and Petoskey. That game will kick off at 7:00 PM. The winning teams will play on Thursday at 6:00 PM also at Archer Stadium. All admission is $5.00 per person.