Falls to second-ranked Detroit Country Day


IMLAY CITY — Fourth-rated Imlay City watched an outstanding season reach an endpoint, dropping a 3-0 overtime verdict to second-ranked Detroit Country Day last Thursday evening.

Christopher Galiana protects the ball from a foe during a regional title clash last Thursday.

Pontiac Notre Dame Prep is where the match was contested.

With the decision, Imlay City wraps up an 18-5-1 campaign.

“We were right in the contest at the completion of regulation play,” Imlay City Coach Luis Hernandez commented. “Then Country Day scored in the first overtime after a series of unfortunate rebounds in the front of the goal,” he noted.

“Some injuries happened during the second overtime and two more goals were scored after we pushed up trying to score the goal that would put us back in the game. “Our team had a good season winning 18 games, the Blue Water Area Conference title and a district championship.

Thursday’s contest saw Imlay City and Detroit Country Day complete the opening half with zero goals each.

The next half would prove scoreless as well.

That meant a pair of 10-minute halves would determine which side prevailed.

Half one saw Detroit Country Day connect for one goal, while holding Imlay City to none.

The next 10-minute stretch saw Detroit Country Day net two goals and Imlay City manage none, leaving the former with a 3-0 win to celebrate at night’s end.

Quintin Ramirez handled the goalkeeping chores for Imlay City that evening, keeping the Spartans in the contest with his solid play. Ramirez finished the contest with nine saves.

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.