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Blazers Face No. 2 Iowa Western in District Semis

Article by: Pete Hayes, The Alton Telegraph,

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — As he perused stats and watched game film on Iowa Western, Lewis and Clark men’s soccer coach Ryan Hodge acknowledged the obvious.

“They don’t give up many goals,” he said, “but they don’t score that much either. They’re perfectly content to win 1-0 or 2-1.”

Then he added a caveat:

“So are we.”

Hodge knows his No. 13-ranked Trailblazers face one of their stiffest challenges of the season when they face undefeated and second-ranked Iowa Western at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Iowa Western in a semifinal of the NJCAA Division I Midwest District Tournament. At stake at the tournament is a berth in the NJCAA Division I Men’s National Tournament set for Nov. 15-20 in Tyler, Texas.

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