Any hopes of post-season glory for the Mathews High School varsity soccer team came to an end on Monday evening at West Point, as the Pointers shut out the Devils 5-0 in the first round of the Tidewater District tournament.
Mathews played with no subs and frequently with only 10 players due to yellow cards and injuries and West Point’s offense took advantage of this. West Point made a total of 31 shots on goal by the end of the game. Keeper Landon Garrett had a busy night, with 17 saves. The Devils’ offense, meanwhile, was held to only nine shots on goal. P.J. Johnson led the team with four, followed by Glenn Musgrove with two and Joey Gordon, Tyler Tillman and Jacob Johnson with one each.
Mathews did earn individual accolades, as Tillman received first-team all-district, while Musgrove and Anna Hudgins each were named all-district second team. Jacob Johnson, Hans Saunders and Hudgins were also named to the all-academic squad.
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