It was a bit of déjà vu for A.J. Emnace and some of his teammates.
For the second time in three years, the Toms River North boys soccer team made the long bus ride to Mullica Hill to face top-seeded Clearview in the NJSIAA/Wawa South Jersey, Group 4 tournament.
In 2019, the Mariners beat the Pioneers in a first-round stunner that launched their Cinderella run to the sectional championship.
This year, the fifth-seeded Mariners (15-2-1) aren’t quite the Cinderella team they were two years ago – they are ranked 16th in the NJ.com Top 20 – but they did pull off another upset on Monday, scoring a pair of second-half goals to beat top-seeded Clearview, 2-0, in the semifinals.
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