The East Lansing boys soccer team beat Goodrich on Thursday night to advance to the MHSAA Division 2 Region 8 soccer final on Saturday. Goodrich open the scoring near the 20 minute mark of the first half. Trojan junior defender Paul Carney evened the score on a corner kick that was mishandled by the Martian goalkeeper. East Lansing kept the pressure on but was not able to get the go-ahead goal. The first half ended with the score tied 1-1.
The second half was dominated with Trojan chances but the could not find the back of the net. Goodrich got a golden opportunity with 5 minutes to play in regulation time but goalkeeper Ben Maves deflected the shot over the net. With under 2 minute to play Alden Metzmaker scored the game winning goal on a feed from Sam Morse to secure the victory for the Trojans.
In the second semi final the Petoskey Northmen defeated Notre Dame Prep 1-0. The game was scoreless in regulation and overtime. The Northmen won the shootout 3-2.
The regional final game will be played on Saturday at Archer Stadium in the East Lansing Soccer Complex. Kickoff is scheduled at 5:00 PM. Admission is $5.00.