The Cavaliers participated in the Greater Flint Cross Country Championships and finished 14th overall with 352 points. Clio won the event with 73 followed by Grand Blanc with 87, Davison with 110, Swartz Creek with 115 and Flushing with 125.
Carman-Ainsworth travels to the Goodrich Invitational on Saturday and goes to Strafford Woods for the final Saginaw Valley League Jamboree on Oct. 17. — E.H.
The Cavaliers completed their regular season Monday with an 8-0 loss to Goodrich in a non-league game at home. The Martians had a 3-0 lead at halftime, and ended the game via the mercy rule with five goals in the second half.
Carman-Ainsworth went 0-2 in the Saginaw Valley League tournament last Saturday in Saginaw. The Cavs lost a tough one to Midland Dow, 1- 0, missing a chance to tie it on a ball in the box late in the game. Carman- Ainsworth then fell to Davison, 4-0.
The Cavs also lost at Davison, 4-1, in their final Valley game of the regular season Oct. 3. Carman-Ainsworth forged a 1-1 tie at halftime on Leon Bell’s goal, off an assist from Terance Greene. But, Davison tallied three goals in the second half to pull away.
Carman-Ainsworth finished 1-3 in the Valley and will take a 3-15-1 overall record into the district tournament next week at Oxford. The Cavs will visit the host Wildcats, 8-4-2, at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, with the winner moving on to play the Grand Blanc- Flushing winner next Thursday at Oxford. Davison and Clarkston meet in the other bracket Tuesday, with the winner playing Lake Orion next Thursday. The finals are at 10 a.m. Oct. 20 at Oxford.
Cavs coach Jay Witham likes his team’s chances, especially since he moved Anas Morsi from center-midfield to stopper.
“I wish we would have done it a lot earlier in the season,” Witham said. “He’s pretty athletic and quick, and he’s been doing a great job of taking care of their center-mids coming through, which we were struggling with.
“We’re actually starting to look like a soccer team this late in the season. We’re playing well and playing together. Our district is tough, with Grand Blanc and Lake Orion, but we start out with Oxford, which I think is a very winnable game. It’s going to be on field turf, which I think will benefit us. With the ball being fast and the speed we’ve got up top, I think it will help us.” — D.N.
SWIM and DIVE
Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing began a three-meet home stand on Oct. 4 by hosting Saginaw Valley League rival Midland, and while the squad swam hard from beginning to end, it still just barely got edged out, 89-97.
Placing first for the Lady Cavaliers were Rebecca Hrit, Emily Stemczynski, Mckenzie Bartlett and Selena Adams in the 200 medley relay in 2:08.94 and Ashleigh King, Dorothy Dollinger, Taylor Wheaton and Rebecca Bade were third in 2:03.8, Jennifer Messina won the diving with 173.5 and Stemczynski claimed the 50 free in 26.70.
Topping the charts in the 100 back for Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing in 1:12.45 was Selena Adams, Ashleigh King was victorious in the 100 breast in 1:23.09 and Dollinger was third in 1:32.56 and Allia Howard, Jennifer Messina, Kayla Seeley and Stemczinski were first in the 200 free relay in 1:53.12. Stemczynski was just as successful for the Lady Cavs in the 100 free, winning in 59.35 and Allia Howard was third in 1:01.19, in the 500 free Seeley came out ahead in 5:59.54 and Rebecca Bade was third in 6:35.00. Howard, Seeley, Selena Adams and Bartlett were second in the 400 free relay in 4:15.63. Howard’s day also included placing second in the 200 free in 2:16.65, Seeley came in third in the 200 IM in 2:39.94 and Hrit was third in the 100 fly in 1:15.4. The Lady Cavs host Davison in league action today.
In conference competition, Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing just barely edged out Powers on Tuesday 92-90. Setting the example for the Lady Cavs in the 200 medley by placing second in 2:09.98 were Hrit, Stemczynski, Bartlett and Adams and Allison Young, Dollinger, King and Ashley Jones were third in 2:26.89, in the 200 free Howard was first in 2:14.24, Bade was third in 2:28.53 and Seeley was second in the 200 IM in 2:39.64.
In the diving competition, Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing was able to take the top-three spots as Messina scored a 152.7, Kassidy Lord had 133.2 and Kenzy Lord followed with 121.3, in the 50 free Stemczynski was second in 26.52 and Adams third in 28.79. In the 100 fly, Bartlett was the runner-up by clocking in at 1:17.69 and King swam a 1:19.25 to finish third. That helped set the scene for the 200 free relay team of Messina, Howard, Seeley and Stemczynski to place second in 1:53.53 and Dollinger, Young, King and Bade were third in 2:05.4, in the 500 free Seeley won in 5:56.72, Bade was third in 6:32.78 and Howard was second in the 100 free in 1:01.18.
In the 400 free relay Hrit, Kassidy Lord, Kenzy Lord, Bade were second in 4:55.94, Stemczynski was second in the 100 breast in 1:21.48 and in the 100 back Adams was second and Hrit third with marks of 1:13.28 and 1:15.99, respectively.
The Lady Cavs host Davison in SVL action today. — M.S.
The Cavs defeated Flint Powers, 25-19, 25-15, 25-14, Tuesday.
Jessica Smith had 10 kills, Jessica McClung had seven kills, 15 points, five aces and seven digs, Whitney Brown had three kills and Deja Lester had three kills. Breanna Hudson had two kills, Kayla Tigner had two kills, 23 assists and five digs and Monica Townsend had 11 points, two aces and 13 digs. Alexus Colby had six points and four aces and Kali Jackson had three digs.
Colby had 21 points and 14 aces to help lead the Lady Cavs over Flint Northwestern last Tuesday.
Tigner had three kills, Deana Manns had three kills and two digs and Townsend had eight points, three digs and 13 serve receives. Aubrey Mikovitz had seven points, McClung had six points and Smith has four digs. — L.P.