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Devil soccer falls in regional quarterfinals

The Mathews High School varsity soccer team ended its season Monday with a disappointing overtime loss to Northampton in the regional quarterfinals. The Blue Devils ended the season with a record of 8-10.

After beating the Rappahannock Raiders, 2-0, the Devils came into the conference tournament with confidence and hit the ground running with another win over the Middlesex Chargers, this time by a 4-3 margin. Mark Wilson started off last Wednesday’s game with a seemingly impossible goal from the endline after dribbling through the Charger defense.

Mathews kept up the pressure on the Chargers, with shot after shot being taken. P.J. Johnson scored two goals, one a header from a corner kick from Kelly Nelson and another a hard shot that the Middlesex keeper couldn’t get his hands on. With eight minutes left in the match and the score tied at 3-3, Justin Jenkins chipped it past the goalkeeper for the final goal, putting Mathews into the conference finals against the West Poin...

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