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October 12, 2012

Northwestern drops 1-0 heartbreaker in regional opener

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“That’s what one of the seniors said, he said ‘we’ve had a great season. We’ve won almost all of our games, and it was one of those where we just couldn’t get that goal to even it up,’” Jim Wagner said. “We did a really good job defending ourselves. They didn’t have that many looks at the goal. We had the one error there that gave them that goal. At halftime, I told [the Tigers] ‘we’re going to get there.’ I thought we were playing a little better brand of soccer. I thought we were going to get at least a couple of goals in the second half. We got some better shots but we didn’t get it in there.”

Daanan had six saves for the Tigers, who finished the season 15-3.

“They’re proud of their effort and I’m proud of their effort, because we didn’t give up,” Jim Wagner said. “We were down fighting with just a minute or two to go, got the ball in front of their goal, got a shot at it, but it didn’t go in. I’m very proud of them.”

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