“We knew we had to get a goal in that first half with the wind,” Obren said.
“It was a confidence builder,” Hagge said of the goal.
The tie came two days after Clinton lost 9-0 to Muscatine, a team that beat West Liberty 3-1 earlier in the year.
“I feel like everyone in the Muscatine game had an off night,” Obren said. “We played (West Liberty) last season and didn’t do real well. We wanted to show them how much improvement we made over last year.”
Hagge said the win should show the River Kings something, too.
“I’m really proud of the effort,” he said. “I think big things are on the horizon for us.”
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