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September 25, 2013

Just for Kicks: North Shore Tech aims for first win

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”We talk about our first victory and we’re hoping we can celebrate it soon,” added Spruance. “However, we know that unless we go into practice with the goal of getting better every day, victory will always just be out of reach. We know it takes a lot of work to win a soccer game.”

Mystic Valley should be an interesting matchup, having qualified for the tournament the past two years along with the Bulldogs.

”Mystic Valley is always has a solid team and we are looking forward to the challenge,” Spruance said of the matchup. “It should be a well played and hard fought game.”

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There are a few interesting games tonight for local soccer fans. Masconomet’s boys are headed to Somerville tonight for an exclusion matchup.

Masco is red hot as of late, winning five straight after trying the Prep in the first game of the season. Keeper Willie Stewart has shutouts in all five of those victories and the Chieftains have outscored opponents 20-1 in last six contests. Somerville is one of the top teams in the state, and will probably the toughest competition Masco will face this season.

”We’re familiar with their style of play,” said Masco head coach Dave Mitchell. “We saw them play last year and they have a ton of skill at all the positions. Somerville is also composed and very fast. We’re going to have to play well, but it’ll be a great game.”

Mitchell also noted that it will be a great test to get ready for the tournament.

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Tonight’s Northeastern Conference Large showdown between the Beverly girls and Peabody is sure to peak the interest of all you North Shore soccer fans out there. The Tanners enter the contest at 4-1, while the Panthers come in at 5-1-1. Both teams are undefeated in conference play.

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