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Mooresville High School’s boys soccer team continued to keep its feet pointed in the season’s best direction.

The Blue Devils stretched their current winning streak to the longest of the season. In doing so they remain in no worse than a tie for second-place within the I-Meck Conference ranks following a 1-0 nudging past league member Hopewell High Monday night.

With the win, the Devils improved to the 4-1 level in the conference and an overall 7-4-1 ledger.

The outcome allowed Mooresville to remain in at least a two-way share for the league’s runner-up spot upon rapidly approaching the midway mark of I-Meck play.

At Hopewell to kick off that home-and-home series set, the Devils legged in what proved to be the deciding goal during the course of the second half and made it stick to account for the final spread.

It was the second straight time that the Devils prevailed by a matching 1-0 score.

No additional individual information was available.

Mooresville chimed in with its second straight shutout over a fellow I-Meck foe and clocked in with its fifth such holding of an opponent without a score of any kind for the season overall. In those affairs alone, MHS improved to the 4-0-1 mark as well.

The verdict also enabled the Devils to successfully christen their fourth home-and-home series set against a league foe in a total of five attempts nearing the halfway mark of conference competition

Mooresville emerged as a winner for a third straight time to better its previous best winning streak of two consecutive wins a managed back during the late August phase of non-conference play. The Blue Devils are back to pop the cork on the last multiple-match homestand of regular season play Wednesday night.

The Devils welcome I-Meck foe West Charlotte to Coach Joe Popp Stadium site in the first of back-to-back appearances on the familiar turf surface. This twill also extend into the early phase of next week despite the fact that Mooresville will be observing its traditional fall break from classes.

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