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CMR Soccer Aims for Repeat

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2014 was a fairy tale ending for the Lady Rustlers. But they aren't done writing in the school history books just yet.

After becoming the first program in great falls to win a state soccer title, they want to do it again. 

"Winning our first one was so indescribable," says Senior defender Courteney Shovlin. "Winning a second one would be amazing. Going into college soccer knowing that you won two state championships would give me confidence."

CMR has some key players that return from last year's title run, which include goalkeeper Kylie Greenwell who made key saves at last year's state tournament, All-State Defender Courteney Shovlin, and Eme McLaughlin, who tied for the state scoring title in 2014. But in 2015 this team knows it has yet to prove anything.

"I don't want to get in my head or anybody else's head," says McLaughlin. "We need to prove ourselves again. There's some really good teams out there. We can't let last year's title lead us into saying we can win it again."

The biggest change to this years team is at head coach. Willie Pyette, who was an assistant to Rob Zimmerman for six years, takes over. He understands the importance of his new role.

"Well, I feel a little pressure," says Pyette. "But I think we'll be fine. I've been around a lot of these girls for like ten years, coaching and playing soccer. This senior class, I've been around a long time since they were little." 

"It's been pretty easy actually," says Shovlin. "Since he's always been there, at least since my freshman year."

The Rustlers have pieces they need to make another title run. They are hoping the sequel to the story they wrote in 2014 has the same fairy tale ending.

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