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Suarez’s goal leads Prairie State to first national tournament win

The biggest stage can create the unlikeliest of heroes.

Eric Suarez didn't start the opening match of the NJCAA Division II National Tournament for Prairie State, but he sure finished it.

The sub took a beautiful pass from Mohamed Elshafie and hit a rocket into the back of the net past a diving St. Charles keeper with just under seven minutes to go in the contest propelling the Pioneers to a . . .

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