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Muskie boys' soccer team tops again

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It's now almost been an entire decade of NorWOSSA dominance for the Muskie boys' soccer team.

Fort High nabbed an incredible ninth-straight league crown with a narrow 2-1 win over the host Dryden Eagles in yesterday afternoon's final.

Brett Allan opened the scoring for the top-ranked Muskies within the first minute of yesterday's championship game as they took a 1-0 lead into halftime.

A breakdown in defensive coverage then led to the second-place Eagles knotting it within the early minutes of the second half.

But regaining their composure later in the frame, Allan sent a beautiful cross over to Connor Nelson, who flicked a header top shelf over the Eagles' goalkeeper, to lift the Muskies to yet another league title.

Jacob Albright was solid between the pipes in earning the win.

Fort High now advances to the OFSAA 'AA' boys' championship, which is slated for June 6-8 in North Bay.

Dryden had advanced to the final after dispatching the third-place Kenora Broncos 3-0 in the semi-finals yesterday morning.

As for the Muskie girls, they saw their OFSAA dreams come to a crashing halt with a 2-1 loss to the Kenora Broncos in yesterday's final.

Kenora buldged the twine twice in the first half as the third-place Broncos led 2-0 at halftime.

Janissa Judson did get one back for the top-ranked Muskies in the second half to trim it to 2-1, but that's as close as they would get.

Jamie Spencer suffered the loss in goal.

With the win, the Broncos earned a berth to the all-Ontarios which are slated for June 6-8 in Belle River.

The Muskies haven't qualified for OFSAA since 2016.

Kenora had advanced to yesterday's final against the Muskies after defeating the second-place Eagles 1-0 via a penalty kick shootout.

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