Crestwood shuts out area rival Fordson in playoff opener – Press and Guide

Crestwood’s Natalia Sobh was responsible for both goals scored in the Chargers’ 2-0 victory over Fordson in Wednesday’s D1 girls’ soccer district quarterfinal. (Alexander Muller – For MediaNews Group)

Familiar foes squared off in a Division 1 girls’ soccer playoff opener on Wednesday as Dearborn Crestwood battled area rival Dearborn Fordson.

Even with it being now “win or go home” mode, Crestwood and Fordson were in desperate for victories. Both teams came into Wednesday’s matchup on mini two-game losing skids; Crestwood in particular had lost five of their final six regular games coming in.

It was ultimately a team captain stepping up and delivering for her team when they needed it most. A pair of goals from Natalia Sobh helped the Chargers from Crestwood pick up the 2-0 shutout win over Fordson.

PHOTO GALLERY: Dearborn Heights Crestwood vs Dearborn Fordson Girls Soccer

The win for Crestwood is just their sixth on the season but the fifth in shutout fashion. Low-scoring affairs have been the norm for the Chargers this season as they have surrendered two or fewer goals in all but two of their 15 games played this year.

The two outliers were their two final regular season games when they fell to Berkley and Dearborn High by a combined score of 11-0. Head coach Bassam Mroue talked about how defense was the key to success.