Wells opened the scoring for GW, delivering a strike from about 30 yards with 32:22 remaining in the first half to give the Patriots a 1-0 lead.
A little more than 8 minutes later, GW struck again, this time, on a goal from Jeff Hodge with 24:03 left in the half. One of the rare juniors on the team, Hodge is a backup goalkeeper, showing the Patriots' depth.
In the second half, GW got its third goal from its third different scorer as senior Drew Davis deposited a goal into the back of the Spring Valley net off an assist from senior Noah Miller with 32:28 left in the game.
Davis scored again for the Patriots, adding the fourth and final goal for GW with 6:22 remaining.
With so many seniors on the team that advanced the regionals last season, the Patriots are thinking big.
"We have high expectations and they have the potential to do good things," Hopper said. "I would hope so but you never know. We know we have a good group of kids. We are trying to keep their heads in it."
The players, themselves, have been looking forward to their senior season for many years.
"This is what we have been working for our whole four years at GW," Davis said. "Our goal is to get a state championship. It's a long time coming. We have really good chemistry and we are looking forward to the rest of the season."