2017-09-14 / Sports

Davison blanks Mt. Pleasant in soccer

By Lisa Paine
810-452-2626 • lpaine@mihomepaper.com

Davison’s Andrew Fleming has been stellar in net, helping the Cardinals earn key shut-out wins. 
Photo by Austin VanDaele Davison’s Andrew Fleming has been stellar in net, helping the Cardinals earn key shut-out wins. Photo by Austin VanDaele MT. PLEASANT – Davison senior midfielder Darion Ferrell scored three goals and had an assist to lead the Davison boys’ soccer team to an 8-0 shutout of Mt. Pleasant at Mt. Pleasant Monday.

Senior midfielder Zach Simpson and junior outside back Cameron Gouin each added a goal and an assist to help pace the balanced scoring attack noted Davison coach Wayne Wilson.

Davison's first six goals were scored by six different players. Simpson opened the scoring at 2:15, followed five minutes later by a Todd Craton header. Noah Gulledge scored four minutes after that, and Gouin, Mickey Clifford, and Ferrell added first-half goals. Levi Hair, Gouin, Alex Peariso, Simpson, Dominic Wendel, and Colton Brown all had assists. Goalkeepers Clifford and Drew Fleming combined for the shutout.

"It was a good team victory,” said Wilson. “Everyone contributed, and it was a nice way to start the league portion of our schedule."

Last Friday, Davison and West Bloomfield ended in a 0-0 tie at West Bloomfield.

Fleming recorded 14 saves. This marked Davison’s fourth shutout in its past five games.

"We started out really strong and had a couple of really solid scoring chances in the first five minutes of the match, but weren't able to capitalize,” said Wilson. “The defense continues to be stout. Hopefully, that will continue as we head into league play."

On Aug. 30, Davison shut out Holly 3-0.

Simpson scored a pair of goals and Thick tallied a goal and an assist. Simpson opened the scoring at 34:08 on an assist from Thick, who nailed a shot from 25-yards out.

Davison increased its lead to 2-0 at 70:35 when Simpson scored on a breakaway on a “nifty assist” from senior Gulledge noted Wilson. Thick then pushed the lead to 3-0 at 76:12 when he scored on an assist from Mathew McDonald. Fleming again earned the shutout.

"It was a nice team win,” said Wilson “We started out really strong, but unfortunately, we only had a 1-0 lead to show for it at halftime. The kids preserved in the second half. Zach's first goal was a terrific shot, and Noah's assist was a thing of beauty, a nice little flick that Zach was able to run down."

Davison was at Saginaw Heritage yesterday after press deadline.

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