The Gloucester High School varsity boys’ soccer team is at 8-4 overall and 1-1 in Conference 10 standings after splitting recent games.
On May 5, the Dukes hoped to avenge a 3-2 loss to Menchville last month but instead were shocked in a 7-1 loss to the home-standing Monarchs. Menchville took command and stacked up a four-goal lead, leaving GHS coach Craig Raines speechless at halftime.
Gloucester prevented a shutout with a close range scoring shot from John Moore, assisted by P.J. LeBel, in the second half but that would be all for the Dukes. The Monarchs found the net three more times to hand the Gloucester boys their worst loss in years.
Back at GHS last Thursday, the Dukes were pumped for the Indian River Patriots. Prior to the match, Raines told his boys to “play together and don’t let them win in our house.” Gloucester put together a four-goal shutout.
The Dukes put on a show for the home crowd with Tanner Griffith scoring first midway through the firs...
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