Houston High scored three goals in the first half and frustrated Rossview in the second as the defending state champions dominated Saturday's Class 3A sectional and walked away with a 5-0 victory.
The Mustangs (11-2-2) return to the state tournament where they've been a fixture for more than two decades. They'll be seeking an eighth state title when state tournament play begins Tuesday in Murfreesboro.
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Rossview came into Saturday's game with only one loss but couldn't penetrate Houston's defense. The Mustangs' Zach Page took a shot from distance that was initially stopped by Rossview's goalkeeper but the ball slipped through his arms and slowly rolled into the back of the net for the opening volley.
Hays Adams and Noah Cooper scored within eight minutes of each other late in the first half as Houston held a 3-0 halftime lead.
Rossview (13-2-1) had more energy to start the second half but Page scored his second goal 10 minutes into the second half for a 4-0 lead. Frustration set in for the Hawks as Rossview managed just three shots on goal for the remainder of the game.
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