Birmingham Seaholm girls soccer beats Royal Oak 2-0 in playoff opener

Birmingham Seaholm coach Manuel Rodrigues wasn’t surprised. 

Heck, most of the fans who showed up for the Division 1 girls soccer district opener Friday night at Royal Oak weren’t too surprised about it either. 

With how dangerous of a team the Maples are when it comes to passing, stringing together runs and scoring goals, it takes an all-out effort on defense to shut them down. 

And, sure enough, the Ravens chose to park the bus, so to speak, in front of the net. They packed in the defense and made it as dense of a defensive forest as they could for Seaholm’s attackers.