AUBURN — Freshman Nat Crocker scored two goals to lead Hall-Dale to a 2-0 victory against St. Dominic in the Mountain Valley Conference boys soccer championship game Thursday. The conference title was the first for the Bulldogs in 12 years.

Crocker, who did not start the game, scored in the first half after taking a through pass from Zach Plummer and flicking the ball past goalie Chris Hainey. In the second half, Crocker took a through pass from his older brother Ben and beat Hainey 1-on-1.

“We played a near-perfect soccer game,” said Hall-Dale coach Andy Haskell, whose team’s only loss of the regular season was 1-0 to St. Dom’s. “We defended very well and possessed the ball very well. It was a great team effort.”

Hall-Dale keeper Sam Shepherd and Hainey each made six saves. Hall-Dale (13-1-1) will host Dirigo in the quarterfinal round of the Western Class C tournament Wednesday.

MVC girls championship game

Madison 1, Dirigo 0: In Auburn, Nathalie Michaud scored the lone goal of the game as the Bulldogs beat the Cougars.

Lyndsay Weese had an assist on Michaud’s goal, which was scored 11 minutes, 58 seconds into the first half.

Savanna Kaniko had four saves for Madison, which ended the regular season 13-1-1 and earned the No. 2 seed in the Western C playoffs.

Natasha Deroche had five saves for Dirigo, which finished 12-1-2 to earn the No. 1 seed.


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