Local soccer teams bow out of district tournament

By: Mike Moore | Troy Times | Published October 23, 2013

 Luis Anaya is pictured during a game earlier this season. Athens closed the year 20-1-0 after falling to Utica in a district final.

Luis Anaya is pictured during a game earlier this season. Athens closed the year 20-1-0 after falling to Utica in a district final.

File photo by Patricia O’Blenes

Troy Athens soccer wrapped up the season with a 3-2 overtime loss to Utica High in a Division 1 district final Oct. 19.

The Red Hawks defeated Sterling Heights High 2-1 in the semifinals and finished the season 20-1-0.

The loss marked the end of a remarkable season for the Red Hawks, who finished the regular season unbeaten at 19-0 and captured the OAA Red title.

Troy High was ousted in the district opener, a 1-0 loss to Sterling Heights.

In D-2 district final action, Auburn Hills Avondale fell to Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood 2-1 in overtime.