The Signal Mountain boys soccer team remained undefeated Tuesday night but more importantly advanced to the Region 4A/AA championship game on Thursday.
Joshua Patta had three goals in the 5-2 win over visiting Merrol Hyde.
The Eagles scored in the 3rd minute on a goal by Stephen Heinichen. In the 11th minute Patta was fouled in the box and converted his penalty kick to give Signal Mountain an early 2-0 lead.
Connor Apthorp scored the final goal of the first half with an assist by Heinichen.
Merrol Hyde's Rudolfo Guzman scored two goals before the end of the half to cut the lead to 3-2.
Patta would put two more in in the second half to earn the win.
Signal Mountain out shot the visitors 11-9.
Adam Pickett had seven saves for Signal and Austin Martin had six for Merrol Hyde.
The Eagles who are now 15-0-2 will travel to Murfreesboro Central on Thursday for the region championship.
MURFREESBORO CENTRAL 3 CCS 1 The Chargers of CCS traveled to Murfreesboro Central on Tuesday. CCS was able to score first but the home team would score there unanswered goals to earn the 3-1 win. CCS trailed 2-1 at the half.