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Soccer: Agates' season ends in loss to Esko

Two Harbors offense failed to score a goal in a first round playoff loss to Esko Oct. 12 in Esko. The Agate defense kept the Eskomos in check throughout the first half, but Kristi Demuth and Tori Vosburg both got a shot past goalie Callie Bergerson in the second half to give Esko the 2-0 win, both off free kicks. Bergerson finished the game with 10 saves.

"The defenders did a fabulous job not allowing Esko any close range shots," coach Tom Sezendrey said. "They played, and supported each other, like a team as they did all season long. I couldn't have asked for a better effort."

Despite the early playoff exit, Two Harbors ended the season 6-7-4 but made some drastic strides over its 2016 campaign when the the team garnered just four wins and were shut out eight different times.

The Agates will have to replace a number of strong defensive players that will graduate in the spring including Katie Archer, Brianna Hiukka and Carina Hebl.

"Our team has a lot to build on for next season, primarily the way they developed their passing game during the course of the season," Tom Szendrey said.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb started as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle in August 2015. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and previously worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. He is the beat writer for the Lake County Board of Commissioners, Silver Bay City Council and high school sports in Lake County. 

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