Lucian Popsecu couldn’t have been happier to see the execution his crew set forth Thursday night.

The Ann Arbor Greenhills boys soccer coach was impressed with how his staff carried out the sport approach to edge earlier Lansing Christian, 1-, to earn the Division 4 regional title and ship the Gryphons back to the condition semifinals.

“The soccer IQ of this workforce is very substantial because we executed the programs truly nicely,” Popsecu explained. “This is the greatest emotion as a coach to appear with a system and to see that that system is executed on the industry.”

The Gryphons only needed a person objective to make the change and highway their defensive perform to the regional championship.

J. D. Hatch scored the lone purpose of the match off an assist from Dom Schuster, and the Gryphons’ defense shutout Lansing Christian just like they had done to their three prior postseason opponents. Sophomore goalie Etienne Rouillard recorded the shutout in purpose.

“In equally regionals games we performed our style,” Popsecu said. “We built some changes, but we still maintained the way we played. We did not transform the entire system in get to match another team. We have our have identification. We are a robust crew defensively and we enjoy as a group.”

Greenhills is back in the state semifinals for the 1st time considering the fact that 2018 when it fell in the state title activity. The Gryphons received the state championship in 2017 and have been also point out runner-ups in 2009 and 2010.

They will experience Plymouth Christian in the state semifinals on Wednesday with a chance to progress back again to the state semifinals. Plymouth Christian defeated Madison Heights Bishop Foley on Thursday.

“We will have a fantastic chance for the reason that the players executed,” Popsecu explained. “This will deliver very excellent reminiscences.”