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Eastern soccer falls 2-1 in 2OTs to USC


November 16, 2017

The Eastern Washington women’s soccer team pushed the defending national champion University of Southern California right to the edge, but not over.

The 14th-ranked Eagles lost to the No. 3 Trojans 2-1 in double overtime last Saturday, ending their season — the best in school history — with a 16-6-1 record. USC improved to 15-3-1 and advances to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Eastern lost to USC 3-1 in the first round of the 2016 tournament in the school’s only previous meeting.

“This is a tremendous group,” head coach Chad Bodnar said. “We battled and came out and s...

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