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August 23, 2013

Jennings' four goals leads Logan girls soccer past Western

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“I told [assistant coach] Neil [Muller] during the first half that two goals weren’t going to win this game, and we were right. They’re too good of a team,” he said. “They’ve got Abby Webster who is a tremendous player. We saw her before at Northwestern. I think there must have been a transfer there last year or whether she moved or whatever. She was a quality player there and beat us at Northwestern, so we knew we were going to have our hands full there.

“They’ve got a quality team. They played very aggressive. Our girls did a nice job of being aggressive but not being retaliatory, which I was proud of them for that, because I thought there were times there that could have happened but they kept their heads together.”

The Logan coach said his team made strides defensively but had a few errors that were costly.

“I was very happy with our communication that was going on, our defensive line. Even though we gave up three goals, two of them I’m putting on the keeper and we talked about that,” he said. “One she made the mistake and came out and didn’t commit. The other one she was too near the post on that long cross. When she’s a short keeper she’s going to have to adjust to that. Two of them were on her, one was really on our defense. So we’ve got to do a better job with some of those things.

“But they’re going to beat a lot of people. They beat Frankfort 10-0. So they’ll beat a lot of people and have a successful season. But I think we’re right where we want to be, but we know the competition only gets tougher. Saturday we’re at Plymouth which is just always a battle. And Monday we’re back here with West Lafayette which is probably one of the top 10 premier teams in the state of Indiana.”

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