With the first half of the district 13 soccer final already set, Farmington Hills Mercy and Birmingham Groves fought hard to fill the other slot in the bracket.
It was an extremely physical game, filled with hard tackles and aggressive play — but it had to be that way, given how strong each team's defenses were throughout the contest.
The game couldn't stay scoreless forever, and Mercy took a 1-0 win thanks to a second half goal from sophomore Madeline Kenney.
The Marlins improve to 4-11-1, while the Falcons fall to 4-9-8 to end their season.
Mercy will play Livonia Stevenson (16-2-2) in the district final on Saturday at North Farmington High School.
Stevenson beat Farmington in game one on Tuesday, 4-0.