Time was of the essence Wednesday night if two Mountain Athletic Conference rivals were hoping to avoid a scoreless tie.
Andrew Kiley came through for Asheville High.
Kiley scored in the 97th minute off an assist from Noah Wolfe to give visiting Roberson its first MAC loss, 1-0.
The Cougars (14-3-2, 8-2-0) outshot the Rams (16-3-1, 8-1-1) by a 14-7 margin and got four saves from Evan Delucca. Evan Goosman made seven saves for Roberson which is 15th in the latest N.C. Soccer Coaches Association rankings for NCHSAA 4-A.
Asheville is 12th in the most recent 3-A state rankings.
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