The Northwestern Lehigh girls' soccer team remembered the feeling from last season's loss to Saucon Valley in the district championship game.
The Tigers made sure last week they wouldn't experience that same hardship a year later.
Tied in a 1-1 game against Blue Mountain, the No. 1 seeded Tigers scored three consecutive goals to capture the 4-1 victory over the No. 2 seeded Lady Eagles and the District 11 Class AA Girls' Soccer Championship last Thursday at J. Birney Crum Stadium.
Both the Northwestern boys and girls cross country teams had little trouble in capturing gold in the team championships of last season's district meet.
Not much was different in terms of how both teams finished in this season's district race.
On the girls' side, three Tigers finished in the top five, and five runners placed in the top 10, to lead Northwestern to a comfortable first place finish in the District 11 2A team championships last Wednesday at Bethlehem Golf Club.
Despite finishing last week's Colonial League girls soccer championship game with a 15-3 advantage in shots, Northwestern Lehigh was deadlocked in a 1-1 tie late in the game's second half.
While the nerves may have started to get a little high, head coach Kelly Bleam's mindset was to stay the course and follow the game plan.
And that's what the Tigers did.
Through 80 minutes of regulation time and an additional 15 minutes in the first overtime session, Moravian Academy and Northwestern couldn't separate from one another in last week's Colonial League boys' soccer championship game.
After five minutes of play in double overtime, the Tigers and Lions remained locked in a 1-1 tie.
But Northwestern senior midfielder Leigham Breckenridge made sure that penalty kicks wouldn't be the deciding factor.