Troy tournament teams fall in district action

Published 11:00 pm Monday, November 4, 2013

Three Troy tournament soccer teams hit the road this weekend, and all three fell in district tournament play.

The Troy 9-U team traveled to Ozark and found success in its first game of the day, a 4-2 win over Andalusia.

The Trojans luck would run out though in the district semi-final match against a tough Dothan squad. The Trojans fell 3-1.

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Players on the 9-U team are: Ryan Brown, Caleb Bullock, Jumari Byrd, Peyton Jacobs, Braylon Jones, Auriel Moultry, Logan Olcott, Avery Padgett, Maggy Price, Ally Rushing, Adrian Sampson, Morgan Sanders, Philip Scott, Seth Scott, Jamecia Suddith and Will Templin

The Troy 11-U team hit the road to take on Ashford in Andalusia for their first match of the district tournament. The Trojans stormed out to a commanding 9-0 victory.

The Trojans took on hometown Andalusia in the tournament’s semi-final game but lost by a single goal 1-0.

Troy coach Doug McLendon said his team gave its best effort in the loss. “Andalusia was a lot older than us, and it showed on the field,” McLendon said. “Our kids did their best, but sometimes things don’t turn out like you want them to. There were a lot of disappointed kids on the sideline, but I think we were the second best team in the tournament.”

Players on the 11-U team are: Ussama Alfaifi, Brady Barron, Camerion Bolden, Nate Braisted, Elijah Caldwell, Hunter Coppage, D’Avelon English, Maurielo Flores, Caleb Guice, Jalen Hall, Graham Hamlin, Niara Jones, KJ McGhee, Brooke McLendon, Blake Murphy and Scott Taylor Renfroe

Troy’s 13-U team also fell on the road in Andalusia. The 13-U Trojans went up against rival Ozark in the tournament’s semi-final but lost by a score of 2-1.

With the losses, all three teams were eliminated from the state soccer tournament. Troy’s 18-U team did not have to play in the district tournament and advanced directly to the state tournament held in Dothan later this November 16-17.