The Hudson boys soccer team’s conference title hopes took a big hit Tuesday.

The Explorers lost a 3-1 decision to host North Royalton at Serpentini Chevrolet Stadium. With the loss, Hudson dropped to 6-3 overall and 3-1 in the Suburban League National Conference.

Zakery Peterjohn scored twice and Max Bunsey had one goal for the Royals, who scored on two free kicks and a corner kick. The Explorers got their lone goal on an own goal.

North Royalton had an 8-4 edge in shots on goal. Hudson had a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks.