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Stephen Brown, right, goes up with the Cape Cod Tech goalie on a corner kick in Nantucket's 4-0 win over the Crusaders Monday.
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By Dean Geddes
I&M Staff Writer
(Oct. 25, 2012) The boys’ varsity soccer team was surprised by Sturgis East last Wednesday in a 0-0 tie on the road. It was the first non-win for Nantucket in conference play and came against a team it had defeated earlier in the year 4-0. The Whalers quickly got back to their winning ways on Monday, however, defeating Cape Tech 4-0 at home.
Nantucket (12-1-2 overall, 9-0-1 Cape & Islands League) was scheduled to play Martha’s Vineyard on Sunday, but that game has been rescheduled for today, and will be the final regular-season game for Nantucket, which has already clinched a playoff berth and the C&I regular-season championship.
A win against the Vineyard today would almost assure the Whalers a top-four seed in the Div. 3 South tournament, while a loss or tie could bump the team into a fifth or sixth seed. It’s a huge distinction because the top four teams play at home through the quarterfinal round, and after that the final two rounds are played on a neutral field.
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