Hartland upsets Flint Powers, 16-15

Haley Crouse scored the game-winning goal Monday night
Haley Crouse (shown here in a game earlier this season) scored the game-winning goal Monday night vs Flint Powers.

What a great way to end the regular season — upsetting one of the top-ranked teams in Michigan, playing at home under perfect weather conditions Monday evening.

Trailing for most of the game, the Hartland varsity women's team kicked it up a notch when they needed it most. After senior Nikki Cerovec tied the game at 15-15 with over 2 minutes left, it was sophomore Haley Crouse's score with :28 seconds left that allowed Hartland to record the upset victory.

Leading all scorers for Hartland was — you guessed it — Nikki Cerovec with SEVEN goals! Anna Lundwall had four goals and Ryan Skomial added two more. Taylor Pryde, Lindsay Kaza and Haley Crouse each scored a goal.

Going into the first-round playoffs, Hartland's 10-7-2 record already tops previous season records. They will face-off against Clarkston this Wednesday at Lake Orion High School at 5:30pm.

To read more about this game, check-out the great coverage from Dan Strawser over at the Press and Argus.

Regretfully, I was unable to witness this huge victory for the Hartland, which means no photos or videos. I know...I'm pretty bummed about it, too. EDIT: I posted some photos taken by Bill Harris. Thanks, Bill! View them here.

Go Eagles!