GIRLS SOCCER DISTRICTS: Troy, Oakland Christian, Notre Dame Prep, Clarkston all advance to district finals
TROY — Behind a goal in each half, Troy advanced to the district finals with a 2-0 shutout of visiting Utica Ford Thursday.
The Colts, who will face Royal Oak Saturday at 1 p.m. picked up a first-half goal from Phylisha Drayton and a second-half marker from Sarah Troccoli in recording the win.
Madison Hirsch and Sara Wideman picked up the assists for the Colts (15-2-3). Allison Holland made three saves for her 14th shutout of the season.
Troy outshot Utica Ford 15-3.
AUBURN HILLS OAKLAND CHRISTIAN 8, STERLING HEIGHTS PARKWAY CHRISTIAN 0: Marceloa Campeau notched the hat trick and Oakland Christian received little resistance in this Division 4 district semifinal Thursday.
Darcy Johnston added a goal and three assists, while Tori Johns, Rachel TerMarsch and Faith Lieder also scored for the Lancers.
Goalie Madi Bottiaux registered her third shutout of the season. For Oakland Christain, which plays for the district title on Saturday.
PONTIAC NOTRE DAME PREP 3, MACOMB LUTHERAN NORTH 1: Taylor Timko scored two goals Thursday in leading Notre Dame Prep to the Division 3 district semifinal win. Jennifer Klei scored the first goal and goalkeepers Alex Arnoldy and Megan Bricely combined for seven saves in goal for the win for the Fighting Irish (11-5-2).
FENTON 7, HOLLY 1: Fenton cruised past holly to win this D-2 district semifinal Thursday.
BIRMINGHAM MARIAN 5, AUBURN HILLS AVONDALE 0: In a rematch of last year’s district opener, which Avondale won in a shootout, the Mustangs gained their revenge with this shutout district semifinal win Thursday.
GRAND BLANC 2, LAKE ORION 0: Annie Walker and Nichole Boeknke scored in the first 15 minutes of the game and both goals came only 40 seconds apart in this division 1 district semifinal contest at Davison.
Grand Blanc (12-6-3) will face Clarkston Saturday for the district championship. The Bobcats outshot Lake Orion 13-3 in the contest.
The Bobcats outshot Lake Orion 15-2. Rebecca Turvene turned aside two shots for Grand Blanc.
Haley Barnes made 13 saves for Lake Orion (5-12-4).
“Grand Blanc showed their experience of playing in big games,”said Lake Orion coach Randy McCoy, who had nine freshmen dress for the district game. ” Their poise under pressure was the difference. We played nine freshman and two sophomores, so we will be back. This year was just not our year.
CLARKSTON 3, FLUSHING 1: Lindsey Adams, Caitlin Kirby and Andrea Dumais all scored goals and both Lisa Lyons and Kirby picked up assists to lead Clarkston past Flushing in this Division 1 district semifinal victory Thursday over Flushing at Davison.
The Wolves (11-6-4) will play Grand Blanc (12-6-2) for the district championship at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Katie Miller made eight saves for Clarkston. The Wolves outshot Flushing 16-11, although the Raiders held a 9-7 edge with shots directly on goal.
Kelsey Gerhardt scored for Flushing.
“This was a hard-fought game by both teams,” said Clarkston coach Sarah Wasilk. “Katie came up with some huge saves and I was really happy with the way we moved the ball and found teammates in the second half.”
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