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Aquinas hopes to be more composed heading into the state tournament this time around

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Aquinas earned a spot in their second consecutive state tournament and will face Crandon on Thursday at 6:35 pm. The Blugolds lost by just one point in last year's State Tournament championship game. 

The Blugolds learned a lot from last year's experience. 

" There were several things," Head Coach Dave Donarski said. " Probably the biggest one is just to relax and enjoy it. I don't think we had as much enjoyment out of it because we were kind of tight, like we knew what we needed to do and that made everybody a little bit nervous. I've seen a completely different atmosphere this year, and it has been a ton of fun. The girls have enjoyed it so much more too. " 

In addition, Aquinas' fast pace game will be matched by Crandon as they play at a similar speed. 

" We really like playing that fast tempo so that will be a benefit to us," Senior Kyah Steiner. " I think a lot of teams when they play us they try and slow us down a little bit because we do play that fast tempo, and other teams can't hang with us, so it will be fun to get a super fast paced game and get that going." 

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