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Ashley, New Hanover soccer on collision course atop the division


New Hanover 1    Laney 0

The Wildcats avenged an early season setback to Laney as New Hanover grabbed a 1-0 result to extend its winning streak to eight straight at Legion Stadium on Monday night.

The Wildcats are 8-1 in conference play.
The Wildcats are 8-1 in conference play.

Sophomore Moss Lewis found the back of the net off an assist from Declan Dayne, while senior goal keeper Roman Lewis made four saves to preserve the shutout. The Wildcats, who have conceded just three goals in nine division games this season, remain tied atop the conference with Ashley at 9-1 in league play and 14-3 overall.

Ashley 6    West Brunswick 0

Six different players found the back of the net for Ashley in a 6-0 shutout against West Brunswick. Josh Chapman, Joey Cenatiempo, Jonathan Gainer, Chris Bautista, Dom Toone and Elijah Akins each found the scoring sheet.

The Screaming Eagles are 9-1 in conference and 10-3-1 overall heading into a key match with Ashley on Thursday, Oct. 20.

Hoggard 6    Jacksonville 4

Mideastern Conference standings 

Team                      Conf.             Overall

Ashley                       9-1                 11-3-1

New Hanover          8-1                 14-3

Hoggard                  4-2                   9-5

Laney                       4-5                  8-7-2

Topsail                     2-5                    5-7

W. Brunswick        2-7                   2-12-1

S. Brunswick           0-8                  0-13

Remaining regular season schedule

Oct. 18: South Brunswick at Hoggard; Laney vs. Topsail

Oct. 20: New Hanover vs. Ashley; South Brunswick vs. Topsail; Hoggard vs. West Brunswick

Oct. 22: Laney vs. Cape Fear Academy

Oct. 24: North Brunswick vs. Northside

Oct. 25: New Hanover vs. Hoggard; South Brunswick vs. Laney; Topsail vs. West Brunswick

Oct. 27: New Hanover at Topsail; Ashley vs. Hoggard; Laney at West Brunswick


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