Listen live Wednesday evening via JoeInsider.com as Gull Lake duels Forest Hills Northern in a Division 2 soccer state semifinal at 7 p.m. from Portage Northern.
The Blue Devils are back in the semifinal for the first time since their state championship three-peat from 2013 to 2015. Forest Hills Northern was the state runner-up last season and in 2016. The Huskies fell 2-1 by penalty kicks to Bloomfield Hills Marian in the 2017 championship and 2-1 in regulation to Pontiac Notre Dame in the 2016 final.
Last week, Gull Lake won a tight regional final 1-0 against Marshall and a 5-2 regional semifinal over conference rival Stevensville Lakeshore. The Blue Devils are 20-0-1 with the lone draw coming back in their second match of the year. They’ve outscored opponents 91-9 throughout the season with 16 shutouts.
Forest Hills Northern sits at 17-5-0 this season, going to penalty kicks for a 4-3 regional final win last week against Spring Lake. The Huskies dropped Thornapple Kellogg 3-1 in the regional semi. They’ve outscored their foes 97-25.
Listen to the action live via JoeInsider.com with kickoff slated for 7 p.m. ET at Portage Northern. The winner moves to the Division 2 championship at Williamston Saturday at 4 p.m. against either defending champ Marian or DeWitt.
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