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  • Miriam Taylor named to All-Region first team

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  • Former Laker Miriam Taylor is still making her name known, only this time it's on the college level.
    Playing for the Lewis and Clark Community College women’s soccer team, Taylor helped lead the team to a NJCAA Region 24 championship title win over Parkland.
    The Trailblazers made two goals in the first half and two in the second half leaving Parkland scoreless until the last minute of the game.
    Michelle Pedersen, freshman forward from Copenhagen, Denmark, scored three for the Trailblazers with two assists—one from Miriam Taylor, a freshman from Osage Beach, Mo., and one from Kaitlin Becherer, of Granite City. Taylor scored once in the second half.
    The Trailblazers and Archers met twice during the regular season with Lewis and Clark prevailing 6-2 on Oct. 15 and winning 3-0 on Sept. 23.
    The Trailblazers currently are No. 8 in the nation with an 18-1 record, 7-0 at home.
    The Archers made an appearance in the national championship last year, and are 12-6-2 this season.
    The Trailblazers now face St. Louis Community College for the district championship title this Friday in St. Louis.
    A win against the Archers earns the Trailblazers a spot in the NJCAA National Championship Tournament at Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Fla. Nov. 18-23.
    Taylor has scored 30 goals this season and earned a spot on the All-Region first team.

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