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Traverse City West Falls To Detroit Catholic Central in OT in D1 State Finals

COMSTOCK PARK – Traverse City West made their second-straight state finals appearance on Saturday afternoon.

They took on Detroit Catholic Central for the division one crown.

The Shamrocks last won the title back in 2017, while the Titans were seeking their first championship since 2006.

Detroit Catholic Central took the 1-0 lead, but Colin Blackport tied the game off a penalty kick with five minutes left in the game.

They took the game to overtime, but the Shamrocks scored again, winning 2-1.

“Right now it’s super hard to find much positive at least in the short term,” said head coach Matt Griesinger. “But yet, these guys are proud of what they did. I know they’re sad to see the runner-up trophy again, but I know deep down they’re proud of what they did. And 10 years from now they’ll remember the bus rides more than the game and they’ll remember the team dinners and that kind of stuff. And that’s what it’s about, it’s about the journey.”

The Titans end the 2020 season 22-2-2.


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