MONROE — East Surry had a long bus ride home after losing in the second round of the soccer playoffs at Union Academy.
The Cardinals finish the season 15-6-3 after a 2-0 loss to Union (18-4-2), which is also the Cardinals.
Union Academy will travel to North Moore (17-3-1) in the sectional semifinal.
The winner of that match takes on the winner of Mount Airy and East Montgomery in the sectional final.
Because of the 2 1/2-hour trip home, Coach Bill Hart was unavailable for comment by press time.