West Glad to Quiet Critics on the Way to State

Published 06/04 2014 07:44PM

Updated 06/04 2014 07:52PM

WMBD/WYZZ-TV - NORMAL, Ill. - Tuesday night's super-sectional win was extremely satisfying for the Normal West soccer team.

"People have been talking before games, saying we can't do it," said West goal keeper Natalie Freeman. "It really motivates us to get revenge on them. It means a lot."

Freeman and the Wildcats (26-1) blanked Lemont 2-0 to earn a trip to the Class 2A state semifinals. Lemont beat West in last year's super-sectionals.

The Wildcats (26-1) will make their first appearance at state in six years Friday.

"Honestly, it feels amazing," said senior defender Tess Marcordes. "I love this team and we have worked all season for this. I couldn't have asked for a better team. They all deserve it. I'm so happy we're getting to go to state."

West will play Hinsdale South in the state semifinals at 11 a.m. In Naperville on Friday.

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