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“I understand with restarts that some say they’re not the purest part of the game, but man, did she go up and absolutely hammer that ball,” Redhawks coach Ed Watson said. “It was well placed, the service was great and she got on the end of it and caught it flush.”
Naperville Central (10-12-1) fought adversity during the regular season with injuries and inconsistent offense, but the Redhawks also battled in the DuPage Valley Conference and played in the prestigious Naperville Invite. The Redhawks are undoubtedly better than their record would make one think, but the Wolves were up to the challenge and stayed with them for all 80 minutes.
“We played a really tough schedule to compete against the top-caliber teams like Naperville Central,” Wolves coach Juan Leal said. “It got us ready for here where we played well today. We moved the ball and we were attacking, but a lot of kudos goes to Naperville Central for that corner kick they capitalized on.”