PK stop by Ramirez lifts Red Devils past Rebels

Cody Dalton
Sports Editor

Advancing on penalty kicks isn’t exactly how the Newton-Conover boys soccer team envisioned starting the defense of its 2A state title on Wednesday against West Lincoln.

Red Devils freshman goalkeeper Jose Ramirez stopped the fifth penalty kick attempt by West Lincoln, sealing a 2-1 round-one playoff win for N-CHS.

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