Mount Academy bows in regional semifinals
Two-time defending state champion Fort Ann High earned a trip back to the state boys soccer tournament Wednesday, holding off Mount Academy 1-0 in a Class D regional final at Middletown’s Faller Field.
Tyler Mattison scored off a throw-in five minutes into the second half to put (20-0) Fort Ann ahead.
Mount Academy tried mightily to tie the match. The Eagles had several shots on goal in the second half, but were just off target. The best opportunity occurred midway through the half when Sean Kurtz attempted a volley, but it was just off the mark.
Mount Academy, which won the Section 9 title the last three years, finished the season with an 8-6-1 record.