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N.D. state boys soccer: Shanley wins first state title

Michael Breker's preseason prediction that his team probably wouldn't be the top team in the state wasn't unique. In addition to losing 12 players from a year before, the school doesn't have a rich soccer tradition. Despite the outlook, the Deaco...

Michael Breker's preseason prediction that his team probably wouldn't be the top team in the state wasn't unique.

In addition to losing 12 players from a year before, the school doesn't have a rich soccer tradition.

Despite the outlook, the Deacons won their first state championship Saturday with a 1-0 victory over Fargo North.

"I can't believe it," Breker said. "I thought we wouldn't be the best team, but we wouldn't be the worst team either."

Matt Glogoza, who scored 16 goals during the regular season, scored the winning goal in the 55th minute of the match at Fargo North field.

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"I tried to cut in and put it in the back corner," said Glogoza, a junior. "(The program) has come so far with Breker. We are so much better."

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