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YHW, KH SUoYHG uS Wo WKH WDsN, UHJLsWHULnJ 12 sDYHs and sweating out shot after shot from the Cards as the RDPs GHIHDWHG USSHU DuEOLn, 2-1.
)oU WKH RDPs, LW wDs WKH SUoJUDP’s fiUsW GLsWULFW SODyoII YLFWoUy. TKH WHDP Ls now 15-5-1 on WKH sHDson.
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fn the second half, after S-F took a 2-0 lead in the 42nG PLnuWH, WKH CDUGs wHnW on KySHU-DWWDFN PoGH. TKHy would not go away.
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iess than two minutes into WKH sHFonG KDOI, S-) GouEOHG its margin when Miles hehs sent a long kick toward the nHW DnG DDn DLLLEHUWo SuW LW into goal.
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Gwynedd Mercy Academy’s Taylor Caparo works the ball past Lower Moreland’s Kristen Wolfgang during Wednesday’s District One Class AA playoff action.