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“Our team defense has improved. We’ve had a few good days of practice. I think we’re looking forward to it. We know what we need to do to get the win. We just have to come out of the gate strong and go out there and play hard for 40 minutes,” Miller said.

Miller knows her job is a little bit harder without Beard in the lineup, but the team has adjusted.

“We miss AB immensely. But other people are just trying to step in and play hard in her absence,” Miller said.

“We’re just looking forward to getting her back.”