Gull Lake relies on experience, tenacious defense to defeat DeWitt, 1-0, in Division 2 semifinal

Soccer   | Jeff Chaney

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   Grand Rapids - There is something to be said for experience when making a run for a state championship.

    In the Division 2 girls soccer state semifinals played at Grand Rapids Christian on Tuesday, Richland Gull Lake had all the experience and DeWitt had little.

     Playing for a chance to win their third straight state title, and with a roster that included 21 seniors and juniors, the Blue Devils did just enough to get by a young and pesky DeWitt team that has 17 freshmen and sophomores, 1-0.

     Gull Lake will try and win its third straight state championship when it plays Fenton on Friday at Michigan State University at 4 p.m. Fenton beat Trenton 1-0 in the other semifinal Tuesday.

     "They are young, his (DeWitt coach Jamal Mubarakeh) team reminds me of my team two years ago," Gull Lake coach Jeff Corstange said. "They