The Almont girls’ soccer team celebrates a top finish at their Division 3 district last Friday.

ALMONT — Almont outlasted Richmond, 3-1, in a Division 3 girls’ district soccer championship confrontation last Friday.

Lakeville is where the action unfolded.

With the outcome, Almont advances to this Wednesday’s regional at Williamston High School. There they will meet Flint Powers in a semifinal matchup which lists a 7 p.m starting time.

In Friday’s title clash, Almont and Richmond scored once each during half number one.

The second half proved scoreless, sending the game on to overtime.

In the first half of overtime, Almont netted two goals and Richmond managed none.

That was followed by a scoreless second half of overtime, leaving Almont with a 3-1 win to celebrate.

Jesse Kautz (via a penalty kick) had Almont’s goal in regulation play.

She added two more goals, both of the unassisted variety, during the first half of overtime.

Avery Peake added a strong defensive performance, according to Almont Coach Mike Kepler.

Lindsey Wilson got the win in net for Almont. She wound up with 13 saves.

Kevin Kissane

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.