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Dukes stay perfect in soccer with win over Warwick

The Gloucester High School varsity boys stayed perfect Friday night with a 4-3 victory over Warwick on the GHS soccer field.

Coming off a 6-1 loss to the Raiders last season, coach Craig Raines wanted to make sure the Dukes stayed undefeated, especially in front of a big home crowd.

Nearly 15 minutes into the game, Warwick’s all-state forward nailed a volley to make it 1-0 and remind the Gloucester boys of the result last season. Halfway through the first 40 minutes, Cameron Thompson responded with a long, almost impossible shot from the sideline to tie it at 1-1.

The Raiders netted another goal before the half for a 2-1 advantage at the break. In his halftime talk, Raines reassured his squad that the game was not over and 2-1 was a dangerous score.

In the second half, a Warwick defender was charged with a hand ball, which left all eyes on Andrew Mortensen. The GHS senior had never taken a penalty kick before, but he drilled it for the tie and renewed the hopes of his teammat...

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