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MHS soccer drops three games

In a busy week for Mathews High School soccer, the varsity Devils dropped three games, falling to district opponents West Point and Middlesex and losing an 8-0 shutout to 5A Gloucester. The junior varsity Devils, meanwhile, posted wins over the Pointers and Chargers, but fell to the Dukes, 6-2.

West Point

In a hard-fought game last Wednesday, the visiting Devils lost by a 3-2 margin to West Point. West Point opened the scoring on a header off a corner kick. Mathews responded as Jonny McCann capitalized on a West Point defensive error, scoring a volley from near the 18’.

The game continued to be physical, with both teams looking to gain the advantage. Mathews avoided a Pointers’ goal by inches, when a deflected save was kicked off the line by Joel Metzger and Tyler Jackson. The Devils took a 2-1 lead, as Isaiah Bivins put a shot into the back of the net on a through pass from Jaysen Hall.

Mathews held a 2-1 lead until midway through the second half, when the score was ti...

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