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September 28, 2013

Warriors one win away from outright title

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Tri-West’s scoring opportunities were limited in the first half, as Katie Parsons and Marita VanDyke had the Bruins’ only two shots on goal.

Tri-West scored with 25 minutes left in the second half, when a well-placed free kick from just right of the box by Paige Newton was headed in by Corbin Badger.

“I told them at halftime that we couldn’t win the game unless we won the second half,” Hall said. “They came out to put the pressure on and take some chances. That goal energized us and gave us a shot.”

Burdsall scored with 12 minutes left when she cut across the top of the box and hooked a shot over Jones, but Tri-West again trimmed it to a one-goal margin with six minutes remaining when Newton buried a free kick into the back of the net.

With just over two minutes left, Burdsall scored with a roller into the right corner of the goal to clinch the win.

Dowhen said it was a big victory for his youthful squad.

“Let’s be real here, with one senior, two juniors and the rest sophomores and freshmen, it’s one heck of a win,” he said. “Tri-West has nine seniors and they’re not a team to be taken lightly. We practiced hard for them, and our girls fought for every ball and possession.”

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