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Women’s soccer team ready for tournament

Tomaz Farina Escosteguy, Staff Writer

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Once again, Madison College’s women’s soccer team was crowned champions of the North Central Community College Conference, with a 9-0-1 record.

This was, actually, a back to back championship, since the WolfPack won it last year, alongside Joliet Junior College.

Still, this season, the WolfPack won the title outright after a nervious 1-1 draw against the Wolves in the season finale.

Joliet pressured all game, putting up 21 shots and scoring within the first minutes. The WolfPack defended and came back strong after halftime, being rewarded with a second half goal.

Freshman keeper Kelly Kubicek saved the WolfPack seven times, while the season winning clutch goal was scored by Esther Noriega, assisted by Peyton Trapino.

The game would go to an even crazier overtime, in which the WolfPack did not surrender to Joliet’s pressure and was able to seal the draw and end the successful regular season.

Trapino finished the season ranked first on Region 4’s NJCAA assist standings and second in the nation with 23. Kubicek had the fourth best goals-against average in the nation and the best on the region at 0.58, after allowing only seven goals all season.

But, now it’s time for the playoffs.

The WolfPack’s women soccer team advanced to the regional finals after Elgin Community College forfieted the  NJCAA Region 4 Semifinal game that was to be played Saturday, Oct. 20.

Madison College will face the winner from the semifinal game between Joliet Junior College and Harper College for the NJCAA Region 4 Tournament Championship. The title game will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 24. It will be a home game.

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