Controversial call costs Red Devils in playoff loss

LENOIR — The Newton-Conover boys soccer team owned the first half of Wednesday’s 2A playoff game against West Caldwell.

The Warriors, though, scored late to advance.

West Caldwell pocketed two second-half goals, including a controversial score with eight minutes to go, earning a 2-1 victory against the Red Devils at Thuss Stadium.

Newton-Conover ends its season with a 17-5-2 overall record.

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