Woodhaven varsity soccer wraps up strong season


Stephanie Kerns

Dakota Klindt drives toward the goal in an early season game against the Titans.

Musa Bukhari, Sports Writer

The Warriors wrapped up a strong season in playoffs, sharing part of the Downriver League title.

It was a challenging road to playoffs, but the Warriors rose to the occasion time after time. Coming off a 1-3 loss to Canton, Woodhaven decimated Allen Park 8-0 on the Jags’ homefield. The man of the match was senior Dakota Klindt, who scored the first 4 goals. Domnick Motes, Nolan Smith, Adam Budai, and Ricardo Chapa each scored a single goal. 

The Warriors faced EF October 10 with a score to settle as Edsel Ford and Woodhaven are first and second in the league, respectively. It was a close score of 3-2 game where the Warriors got the edge. Forward Klindt had a dominating performance and led the team to the victory with 2 goals scored. Smith also was impressive with 1 goal which gave the breakthrough of the game. 

In the Downriver League, their first loss was handed in the first game which the Warriors lost 4-0. The team has been improving which is the reason they won against Edsel Ford. The Warriors took down Wyandotte, scoring 10 goals on the Bears’ home field, and scored 8 against Southgate Anderson. 

They continued dominating the Downriver League, taking on Taylor in the playoffs, beating the Griffins 9-0 and Monroe 3-1. 

This is the third time the two teams faced off this season, and they both came with a score to settle since it’s 1-1 for both of the teams. The Warriors played the final and lost 4-1, and Motes brought some life when he scored a goal in the second half of the game. A player from Edsel Ford scored his 4th goal and was awarded with a red card and an ejection for his display of gestures to the crowd and players. 

There is a strong bond between the coaches and the players in both victory and in defeat. It was an overall fantastic season for the Warriors.