MONTVILLE, NJ - For the first time since the 2010 season, the Montville boys soccer team is heading to the Morris County Tournament final.
The second seed Mustangs, who are currently ranked No. 19 in the state in NJ.com's Top 20, will look to claim their first county title since that same season after it earned a 3-2 win over 11th seed Mount Olive on Sunday afternoon in the semifinals at Parsippany Hills High School in Parsippany.
The win gives Montville (15-0) a date with the state's No. 1 team in Delbarton (13-0-1) on Saturday in the final, which is slated for a 5 p.m. kick-off at Roxbury High School. Delbarton is coming off an overtime win over Morristown in the semifinals, and will be playing in the program's ninth straight county final. It is the two-time defending champion and has won the title in five of the past eight years.
Fima Desir struck for Montville in the 33rd minute, before Nhean Baynes added a goal early in the second half to give the Mustangs a 2-0 lead. Eli Conway cut the lead to 2-1 for Mount Olive, but Colin Hennigan restored the two-goal lead with a goal in the 64th minute. It surrendered a late goal, but was able to hang on for the win.
Spencer Carus and Aaron Kurzer each had assists, while Max Metz made five saves to secure the win.
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