Tigers scratch out second consecutive soccer title

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Tigers scratch out second consecutive soccer title

Tiger Jen Buckley and Pirate Kayla Terhune fight for control of the soccer ball in the championship game. Photo: Amanda Ross

The Tigers defeated the Pirates 1-0 on Friday, March 14, for the second consecutive year to earn the women’s intramural soccer championship title.

Both teams entered the game with high hopes; the Pirates sought to avenge their championship loss last year, while the Tigers looked to defend their title. The game was physical and intense as both teams pushed towards the trophy.

The Tigers capitalized off of a free kick that stood as the lone goal of the game. The Tigers were awarded an indirect kick after the Pirates’ goalkeeper made illegal contact with the ball outside of the box.

“After the kick was taken, it was bouncing around some players, and I was there to knock it in,” junior Becca Bredehoft said.

The Tigers went into the half leading 1-0, and they came out in the second with the same mindset and strategy. They were not going to let up, and they weren’t going to become lazy either. With the help of a great game from freshman goalkeeper Hannah Anderson, the Tigers held on, and the game ended 1-0, handing the Tigers their second soccer championship in a row.

“Our team has great unity and a passion for the game of soccer,” junior Jen Buckley said. “I think [the unity], along with the skill our team has, can take any team a long way.”