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OT Goal Lifts Lumberjacks to First-Ever State Tournament

By KBJR News 1

October 21, 2011 Updated Oct 21, 2011 at 6:44 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- A well-played boy's soccer game ended with a mistake on Thursday evening, sending the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Lumberjacks to their first-ever MSHSL state tournament.

Landen Straub kicked the ball in the direction of the Duluth Marshall goal in the first minute of the first overtime Thursday, bouncing it off a defender and into the net for the game-winning goal.

The loss devastating for Duluth Marshall, Section 7A's number one seeded team, and thrilling for Cloquet-Esko-Carlton, as they will now continue on to the state tournament.

Click the video link for highlights from Thursday's game, including the game-winner and reacting from Cloquet-Esko-Carlton.

The Lumberjacks are (14-3-2) this season and will now await the state tournament seeding process to be completed sometime this weekend.

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ESKOMOS KNOCK OFF WILDCATS, ADVANCE TO STATE

The Esko Eskomos girl's soccer team will also represent Section 7A in the MSHSL state tournament after knocking off #1-seeded Chisago Lakes in Thursday's section championship.

The Eskomos, like the Lumberjacks, are now awaiting the seeding selection for next week's state playoff.

Posted by Zach Schneider
zschneider@northlandsnewscenter.com