Saline Soccer Downs Huron in SEC Red Opener

The Saline soccer team opened SEC action with a strong 2-0 win over Ann Arbor Huron last week.

The Hornets saw most of the action early and had a great chance on a direct kick that clanged off the post keeping things scoreless.

Saline broke through at the 26-minute mark when Mitch Kalitta took a pass from Ryan Nichols and lofted a shot that eluded the Huron goaltender and found the corner for a 1-0 Hornets lead.

The second goal was a thing of beauty as Brayden Stavros sprinted down the right side and centered a ball toward the net as a cutting Drew Doran got to the pass and headed it past the Huron goaltender to make it 2-0 with just under 15 minutes left in the half.

There would not be much offense for the rest of the half as Saline hung on to its lead.

The Hornets best chance of the second half came when Cam Bacarella sent a pass across the middle that made it past the Huron goaltender but just missed a cutting Logan Dejanovich.

Huron’s offense came to life in the second half with a couple of quality scoring chances. The best one came on a corner kick that sailed high to the front of the net, but Hornet goaltender Sam Herner leaped above a pile of bodies to haul in the pass without any harm.

Herner combined with Quinn Fox for the shutout in net for Saline.

The Hornets improved to 4-1-1 on the season.

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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