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September 29, 2013

Brutus leads Purple Tigers over TC

Taylor claims share of MIC tennis title.

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“We started out pretty good and we had a lot of attacks at the beginning of the game but all of our shots were either going wide or to the keeper, and then the second half of the first half Blackford really stepped up their game and had us back on our heels.

“I put it to the girls to step up [at halftime]. I think this game more than any game we’ve played this year it was more of a team effort. I had several people that came in as subs that gave me valuable minutes. The whole team really stepped up well in the second half.”

LOGAN 4, NORTHWESTERN 1

The Purple Tigers were unable to overcome a 2-1 halftime deficit, falling to the Berries in Logansport to drop to 5-7 on the season.

Kennedy Priday scored Northwestern’s goal on an assist from Christine Dewhurst. Goalie Chloe Redman posted eight saves for the Tigers.

“Our girls are really putting concepts together, and did it [Thursday] night against an extremely physical team,” Northwestern coach Samantha Elkins said. “There were calls that should’ve been made to protect the game, but it was a pretty loosely called game that left us pretty dispatched. For Northwestern’s girls to stay strong and possess their space, I was extremely proud of the girls. They showed there was more to them than just playing the game. They held their ground and weren’t intimidated by girls who were quite a bit larger than them. I’m happy for that.”

MCCUTCHEON 4, KOKOMO 1

Kokomo (6-7) had a tough match against Class 2A, No. 18-ranked McCutcheon. The Wildkats trailed 3-0 at halftime, but matched the Mavs 1-1 in the second half.

“McCutcheon is a very good team,” Kokomo coach Kevin Duggins said. “We have a young squad, and we played them even in the second half, so I am happy how we played [Thursday].”

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