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November 14, 2013

Milford falls to Tornadoes

Season ends with 4-0 loss at state quaterfinals

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Blumenstock got credit for the goal as the last Poland player to touch the ball, but even she said she didn’t want it.

“Honestly, we didn’t (react) because that’s not how we wanted to get the first goal,” she said. “To a lot of the girls, the second goal was our first goal.”

At 22:35, Blumenstock scored the way she preferred, on a cross from Shiane Irwin.

“She had an awesome cross,” Blumenstock said.

“I think basically I just do what I normally do, which is do cuts and they work,” she said. “My teammates do a great job getting the ball up to me. I always know where they are going to put it and the team was able to do that today.”

Saggese said he was happy with the way his defense played despite the score.

“I put my best defender, Serena Chase, on her, and Hannah (Saggese) had cover,” he said. “I thought they did well. We all knew that Blumenstock was a very talented forward.”

Tara Seigle made it 3-0 with 1:46 to go before halftime, stealing the ball in the penalty box to set herself up for a high shot past Henderson.

Blumenstock capped the scoring on a similar play 5:46 into the second half as she followed a steal with a low shot to the left corner for her 44th goal this season.

“It wasn’t easy,” Blumenstock said. “We’re both good teams. We just had the better game today. We’ve already experienced big crowds and big stadiums. We just feel more comfortable because this game isn’t as big a deal for us.”

Milford, which started three upperclassmen, took two of its three shots after halftime. Henderson finished with seven saves and performed well enough in the second half to keep the Wildcats’ deficit from growing any more.

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