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Lancaster kicks Essex 5-4, in soccer overtime

Lancaster’s Henry Smith scored four of Lancaster’s five goals in an overtime win last week against Essex. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Lancaster won an overtime match against Essex, 5-4, last Thursday to earn a spot in the Northern Neck District boys soccer tournament.

The Red Devils picked up their second district win to knock the Trojans out of the tournament. Lancaster advanced to play Rappahannock in the semifinals but lost to the top-ranked Raiders, 8-0, last Friday night. Rappahannock held the Devils to seven shots with first-team all-district forward Henry Smith taking four.

Smith scored four of Lancaster’s five goals in last Thursday’s win over the Trojans.

The Devils held a 4-1 lead with 15 minutes left but gave up three straight goals to host Essex for a 4-4 lock at the end of regulation. After the scoreless first five-minute overtime, Smith was taken down in the box…

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