LAPEER – The Carman- Ainsworth boys’ soccer team opened the Div. 1 district with a 3-0 loss to Lapeer Tuesday. Lapeer hosts the district, but all first-round games were played at non-traditional sites.
Both teams were held even at 0-0 by halftime, but Lapeer took off in the second half to seal Carman- Ainsworth’s fate.
Lapeer’s Brian Morris tallied a pair of goals for the Lightning to go up 2-0. Carman-Ainsworth then scored on itself for the final goal of the game. The Cavaliers finish the season out at 5-13 overall.
Lapeer will move on to face Grand Blanc, 11-7-1, today at 5 p.m. at Lapeer. Grand Blanc defeated Saginaw Arthur Hill 14-0 in the opening round at Grand Blanc to advance to the semis.
On the other end of the bracket, Swartz Creek, 7-6, topped Flushing, 8-13-1, 2-0 at Swartz Creek to move on against Davison, 7-4-2, which had a first-round bye, in the late semi today at 7 p.m. at Lapeer. The final two teams will battle for the district title at 11 a.m. on Saturday.