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Those same dark skies, however, never parted for the Patriots.
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“We’ve been doing a PuFh EHWWHU MoE FDSLWDOLzLnJ on mistakes, and we did that again today, and we won a OoW oI GUDws, whLFh Ls WhH PosW LPSoUWDnW WhLnJ.”
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“,W wDs D UHDO WouJh GDy on oIIHnsH,” sDLG 3DWULoWs coach dinny Hofmann. “We had three wide-open shots at the beginning of WhH JDPH DnG PLssHG on DOO three. And that kind of set WhH WonH.”
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But the Churchwomen scored the game’s next three JoDOs, DnG WhH 3DWULoWs wHUH OHIW sSLnnLnJ WhHLU whHHOs.
“ThLs wDs GHfinLWHOy D WHDP wLn,” HLnFkOHy sDLG. “WH FoPPunLFDWHG wHOO WhH entire game, and our energy OHvHO wDs hLJh WhH whoOH WLPH.”
“ft’s a shame because wH’UH FDSDEOH oI so PuFh EHWWHU SODy,” HoIPDnn sDLG. “This just wasn’t our best efIoUW WoGDy.”
THE LAX WORD: AOonJ wLWh HLnFkOHy’s IouU JoDOs and one assist, EA got three JoDOs IUoP -DnH CUDJHU, Wwo JoDOs DnG Dn DssLsW IUoP 6FhuyOHU ALWkHn DnG Wwo JoDOs IUoP MC CuUUDn. AOHxDnGUD 6LOvHUD DnG EPPD BUuPEDuJh hDG D JoDO DnG an assist each. ... Haynie hDG WhUHH JoDOs DnG Dn DssLsW IoU GA, whLOH HDnnD BoJoUowskL hDG Wwo JoDOs and Jennifer Stack notched D JoDO DnG Dn DssLsW. ... EA JoDOWHnGHU RHGHU DnG GA’s AOOLH CDUULJDn HDFh PDGH 12 sDvHs. ... EA ouWshoW GA, 38-28.