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Muskie soccer squads finish first

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The Muskie girls' soccer team was unable to come away with a win on the rain-soaked final day of the regular season but still clinched a first-place bye to next Wednesday's (May 29) NorWOSSA final in Dryden.

Fort High dropped both of its matches against the host Kenora Broncos and Dryden Eagles to finish with a 2-2-2 record, but the Broncos and Eagles battled to a draw in their final match of the season against each other—thus leaving Dryden one point back of the Muskies with seven.

The Muskies opened play yesterday morning with a 3-1 loss to the Broncos.

Pasquel Shortreed tallied the squad's lone goal.

Then they ended the regular season with a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of the Eagles.

Second-place Dryden (1-1-4) will square off against third-place Kenora (1-1-4) for the right to advance to face the Muskies in next week's final.

OFSAA then is slated for June 6-8 in Belle River.

As for the Muskie boys, they capped an undefeated regular season yesterday with a win and a draw to solidify their first-place standing, which was clinched last week in Dryden.

The Muskies (5-0-1) opened play yesterday morning with a 2-0 shutout of the host Broncos.

Nick Hahkala and Ethan Carlson-Jourdain both found the back of the net in that one.

The squad then capped the regular season with a 2-2 draw against the Eagles.

Austin Armstrong and Brett Allan bulged the twine in that one.

Second-place Dryden (2-3-1) and third-place Kenora (2-4) will battle each other in next Wednesday's semi-final to earn the right to advance to face the Muskies in the league final.

Fort High will be seeking a ninth-straight NorWOSSA crown and a berth to the all-Ontarios slated for June 6-8 in North Bay.

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