The last time Milton Academy boys varsity soccer competed, the Mustangs were right on the precipice of the highest mountain you can climb in NEPSAC soccer.
Fresh off winning the Independent School League title, the Boston-area program marched through the Class A tournament as the No. 5 seed. First they beat Founders League powerhouse side Loomis Chaffee in the quarterfinals, then swept aside perennial contender Northfield Mount Hermon in the semifinals. Both games were on the road.
Chris Kane’s team carried serious momentum heading into the final, a matchup with Worcester Academy. But after a 1-1 deadlock persisted through 90 minutes and extra time of a blustery, cold November day, penalty kicks were required.