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Macomb Township, Shelby Township, Utica

Utica moves past Macomb Dakota

Chieftains will play in regional final

October 22, 2013

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Utica's Matt Wilki celebrates after scoring the only goal of the game and the win for Utica.

After an upset win over the top-ranked team in the state in Troy Athens at the district finals, Utica did not let up in its regional semifinal against Macomb Dakota.

Matt Wilkie netted the only goal in the contest with 36 minutes left to give the Chieftains a 1-0 victory. Joe Zaremski assisted the goal.

Peter Gjini made six saves to record the shutout for Utica (17-5-3).

"We didn't play our best, but we persevered and scored. I'm proud of them because we won the game and at this point that's all that matters," Utica coach Carl Territo said.

Utica will move onto to play Bloomfield Hills at Grosse Pointe North in a regional final on Friday at 5:00 p.m. Macomb Dakota finished the year with a record of 17-2-2.

About the author

Staff Writer Thomas Franz covers Macomb Township, Chippewa Valley Schools and the Macomb County Board of Commissioners for the Macomb Township Chronicle. He also covers sports primarily for the Shelby-Utica News. He has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2013 and attended Michigan State University.


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