CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Sissonville girls soccer team entered the season as an inexperienced group, starting four freshmen.
There are two on the defensive side of the ball in goalkeeper Brook Reed and sweeper Courtney Strobel. Indians Coach Ali Sadeghian was well aware that his youthful team would endure some growing pains at some point.
Sissonville hadn't had any issues throughout its first four games though, breezing to an undefeated record.
But that all changed Tuesday night.
Already battling that lack of experience, especially in the back, Sissonville (4-1) lost the services of two of its top senior defenders as well against visiting Hurricane.
The Redskins took full advantage, scoring three second-half goals on their way to an impressive 3-0 victory at Joe Sawyer Field.
Sissonville senior Shelby Swiney, who was a Class AA/A All-State first-team defender last season, left the game in the second half with an ankle injury. She returned later but was noticeably limping.
Then, with the Indians trailing 1-0, Sissonville lost defensemen Amber Jordan for the game with 17:43 remaining to a leg injury. The senior was examined by the paramedics after the injury and left in an ambulance.
"It's tough because they are two of our seniors with a lot of experience and when they go down, it's going to hurt us," Sadeghian said. "We don't have the depth like we used to have, they have the numbers and we don't.
Hurricane (4-0) took full advantage of the injuries and miscues, scoring all three of the games goals in the second half.
"At this early part of the season, we are only rotating two girls, and when you get two starters go down, it makes it difficult," Sadeghian said.
"It's early for us so hopefully as the season goes along we can get a couple more girls some playing time and help us down the road."
Brittany Minor scored the first goal of the game for the Redskins with 18:06 left in the game on a giveaway by the Sissonville defense.