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Minot High's Nicole Love (6) and West Fargo's Tia Lopez fight for the ball during the North Dakota soccer championship game in June. Chris Franz/The Forum

Season in Review: Girls Soccer

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They came out of nowhere: a No. 4-seeded East Region team taking the state girls soccer title right out from under the feet of some of the best North Dakota had to offer.


It was an epic ending to West Fargo's whirlwind season, and one that coach Jon Melendez had dreamed of for some time.

"When I took this project ... I thought it was going to be a four-year process," he said. "Our goal was to make it to state."

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