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Troy Athens volleyball downs Auburn Hills Avondale for title

November 8, 2013

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Troy Athens volleyball celebrates with its district trophy Nov. 8 at home.

TROY — For the first time since 2005, the Troy Athens volleyball squad charged the gym floor as district champions.

The Red Hawks beat Auburn Hills Avondale 25-15, 24-26, 25-15, 25-15 Nov. 8 at home for the Class A title.

“We’ve had it in softball, but in volleyball we’ve always been underdogs. It feels fantastic to come out on top this year,” Athens senior Haley Zemmer said. “We all worked our butts off and kept our minds set on it.”

The Red Hawks' game plan was to keep the Yellowjackets away from the net. Athens coach Christine Stanichuk said she knows Avondale strikes quickly up front, and the goal was to send shots deep to take the Yellowjackets out of their rhythm.

“They are a force, so if you give it to them easy, they’ll deliver,” Stanichuk said of Avondale.

Yellowjackets coach Rosemary Motamedi said this was the program’s second district final in school history and that she was proud of her squad, which also won an Oakland Activities Association Blue Division title this year.

“We just didn’t communicate well tonight,” she said.

Athens now takes on Clarkston High at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Lake Orion High in a regional semifinal.


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