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DWS soccer very familiar with state semifinals

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May 20, 2008

Albany -- The Deerfield Windsor girls soccer team is back in the state final four, and will take on First Presbyterian in the semifinals Thursday night.

The Lady Knights have already faced FPD once this season, losing a 2-0 match during spring break.

While Deerfield has experience against the Lady Highlanders, they also have experience on the big stage, as the Lady Knights have played in the Final Four three of the past four years.

This will be head coach Tony Voyles first time in the state semifinals, and he says having a team familiar with the pressure will be a big advantage.

"I think it's going to help a ton," says Voyles. "Their leadership is really coming out now. They know what to expect from host of these teams, because they've played them in the past, and they're helping the team a ton right now."

Voyles says even though they lost, having played FPD once already this season is a big help with preparation.

"I spent my morning watching video of that game, so we can see their tendencies, things they like to do with the ball, where their movements are. We should be well prepared for them."

Deerfield and FPD face off Thursday at 7:30 in Macon.

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