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Northern Bites Unbeaten So Far at RoboCup World Championship Games

Story posted July 02, 2009

The Northern Bites are on a roll at the 2009 World Championship competition in Graz, Austria, unbeaten after three matches.

The RoboCup team won its third game Thursday, beating the Nao Devils from Germany by a score of 2-0.

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"We had a tense start as some technical issues caused us to call a timeout before the game started," said Eric Chown, the team's advisor.

"This cost us kickoff — a big thing in RoboCup. We recovered and scored the first goal. The half ended with our putting a shot that literally rolled partially over the other team's goal line, stopping about a centimeter from being a goal. Time ran out before we could follow up."

Thursday's win comes on the heels of two victories on Wednesday. Read about those wins here.

The team has two games Friday.

Chown says the team is exceptionally positioned to advance to the quarterfinals.

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