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Columbus downs Denver to advance in girls soccer regionals

DENVER (KWWL) -- The Waterloo Columbus girls soccer team advanced to the regional semifinals defeating Denver 2-1 on Tuesday night.

The Sailors were forced to come from behind after the Cyclones scored in the first 5 minutes for a 1-0 advantage.  Following a nearly one hour lightning delay, play resumed and Columbus freshman Samantha Benson scored on a header midway through the first half to tie the game at 1 apiece.

The Sailors got the winning goal early in the second half when Emily Letkewicz juked a defender to the inside, fired from just inside the box, and snuck the ball just inside the right post for the 2-1 advantage.

Columbus advances to face the winner of the Independence/Decorah match which was rained out on Tuesday night.

Online reporter Mark Woodley

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