Full frontage advantage finds Mooresville’s senior midfielder Jeremyah Gaston in full control over his West Charlotte opponent during the host Blue Devils’ win over the I-Meck Conference foe. 

It continues to be a case of striking while their feet are still hot for Mooresville High School’s boys soccer team.

The Blue Devils remained in the midst of a season-best wining surge and, in the process, stayed right on the heels of the current I-Meck Conference frontrunner following a rousing, 9-0 plowing past visiting West Charlotte.

Setting a season standard for the most number of goals managed in a single appearance in the process, the Devils collected their fourth straight win and third in succession via the shutout. This sets the stage for a crucial circuit showdown on tap to take place as early as possible this week.

With the one-sided outcome that was also used to christen the respective home-and-home season series set, Mooresville improved to the 5-1 level in all pivotal I-Meck contests. Those carry the most clout in automatic statewide postseason positioning as part of an overall 8-4-1 slate it will now take with in back out onto the pitch.

Doing so on their home Coach Joe Popp Stadium site to also start a two-match home stand, the Devils nearly evenly distributed their damage and did so to also draw the matter to a close well ahead of the match’s regulation play. Due to the wide difference in the scoring column, the issue was cut short due to a mandatory goals-ahead mercy rule immediately after the Blue Devils legged in with their ninth and final strike of the night.

Mooresville spread out the scoring following up the owning a 5-0 edge at the intermission break with the notching of the affair’s remaining four goals during limited play in the second half.

All the while, the home team’s defense failed to surrender a single goal in return to also stretch its current shutout streak to a season-best three straight showings.

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Riding the win wave, Mooresville returns to the field and stays put on its home turf against a Mallard Creek entry that resides a mere game behind the current outright runner-up Blue Devils in the updated I-Meck ranks. The two teams, meeting for the first of two times, face off Monday night.

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