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Howard girls soccer falls to undefeated Whitman, 1-0, in 4A final
Howard girls soccer falls to undefeated Whitman, 1-0, in 4A final

All playoffs long, the Howard defense had bent, but rarely broke. That was the case against undefeated Walt Whitman in the 4A state championship game on Saturday night, but eventually it just became too much. The Lions’ last line of defense squandered almost all of the Vikings’ scoring chances, but a deflected cross found Whitman senior forward Emma Anderson, whose shot in the 63rd minute from about 10 yards into the bottom-right corner was enough to give the defending state champions a 1-0 win and the title again. The Lions’ (12-5) playoff run came to a disappointing end one game shy of their ultimate goal. “We played a really good team, and they snuck one in...

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