2017-10-12 / Sports

Raiders to begin postseason play

By Austin VanDaele
810-452-2655 • avandaele@mihomepaper.com


Flushing’s Andrew Arsenault runs by a defender during a game with Carman-Ainsworth on August 24. 
Photo by Todd Boone Flushing’s Andrew Arsenault runs by a defender during a game with Carman-Ainsworth on August 24. Photo by Todd Boone LAPEER – The Flushing boys’ soccer team had a tough beginning to the season, winning just two of its first 10 games, but has since turned it around and is consistently picking up wins to close out the season. Flushing is currently 6-12-1 and will compete in the Division 1 district tournament at Lapeer starting on Tuesday.

Hosted by Lapeer (9-4-3), the district also includes Grand Blanc (9-7- 1), Carman-Ainsworth (2-8), Flushing (6-12-1), Davison (6-3-2), Saginaw Arthur Hill (2-11) and Swartz Creek (6-5). No teams are state ranked, but Flushing has been unable to get a win over any of the teams it has faced that are in its district tournament this season.

Tuesday marks the beginning of postseason play with Grand Blanc hosting Saginaw Arthur Hill, Lapeer hosting Carman-Ainsworth and Swartz Creek hosting Flushing. All first-round games are slated for 6 p.m. The semifinals will be held Thursday, October 19, at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The first game will feature either Grand Blanc or Saginaw Arthur Hill against Carman-Ainsworth or Lapeer while the nightcap will feature either Swartz Creek or Flushing against Davison, which had a first-round bye. The championship game will be held Saturday, October 21, at noon at Lapeer.

Flushing will look to Nick Morrison and Joe Griffus to add the same offensive firepower they’ve provided throughout the season. Others including Jordan Maynor and Jake Long will also play a crucial role in the success of the Raiders during district play while Nate Hall will continue to start in net for Flushing.

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