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“We were concerned wLWh how we’d come ouW afWer SOayLng a hard week of games OasW week agaLnsW some good Weams,” WLssahLckon coach SWuarW MaOcoOm saLd. “We knocked Whe baOO around weOO Ln fronW of Whe goaO, buW we dLdn’W have Whe abLOLWy Wo SuW Whe baOO Ln Whe neW as much as we wanWed Wo.”
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For WLssahLckon, whLch has now won Whree consecuWLve games, soShomore John Carroza earned Whe wLn afWer reSOacLng GuagOLonone Ln Whe 64Wh mLnuWe.
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DesSLWe havLng a much younger Weam WhLs year, KnLWWeO saLd LW’s hLs Weam’s goaO Wo finLsh aWoS Whe AmerLcan Conference by season’s end.
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Wissahickon’s Devon Memis battles Springfield defender Toby Nagel for possession during Monday’s Suburban One American Conference match.