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Boys soccer: West Bladen beats Pender, ends 27-game conference losing streak

In their first game this season, the West Bladen boys’ soccer team ended a 20-game losing streak.

Wednesday, the Knights snapped a 27-game conference losing streak.

Emerson Escobar scored with 16:43 remaining and the Knights held off a late charge by Pender to beat the Patriots 1-0 in a Four County 1A/2A Conference match.

Pender put the ball in the goal just after time expired, giving the Knights their first league win since beating the Patriots 3-1 on Sept. 18, 2013.

West Bladen is 4-6-2 overall and 1-3 in Four County games. The Knights are scheduled to play at Clinton on Monday.

Pender is 4-7-1 overall and 1-3 in the conference.

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