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Oregon girls soccer team on a roll

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With the girls state soccer tournament less than a month away, there's no time for rest for the Oregon girls soccer team, according to head coach Julie Grutzner.

"We have to keep pushing ourselves. We know for us to compete in regional finals, compete in sectionals and possibly make state, we know we have to compete for 90 minutes at a high level."

The Lady Panthers have never made it to state in school history, but the last two years they came within just one win.

"The last two years we made it to sectional finals. Two years ago, we lost in a shootout to Middleton. Last year, we lost to Waunakee. They go on to win the D2 title," Grutzner points out. "So, we feel we've been close. We're hoping this is our year."

 This year is as good as any for Oregon, who entered Thursday undefeated on the season and ranked No. 1 in the state.

"We have a drive this year that we want to make it there. We've been so close the last two years. We all want it," senior Kelsey Jahn states.

Jahn is a big reason the Lady Panthers have a chance to achieve that dream. She is one of two Division 1 recruits in the senior class. Jahn is committed to Valparaiso. Paityn Fleming is committed to IPFW. Fleming says the duo is determined to end their high school careers at the state tournament.

"When you're so close, you just want to get to state finally. So, I think everyone is just a lot more motivated."

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