"I thought I was onside because I ran about 40 yards to get it but whatever the ref says, goes," Bodnar said. "I was so mad but it gave me more motivation to get the second. I'm glad the second one finally did come."
Ragle was happy for his sophomore, who was filling in at forward for an injured Stephanie Kasey Rhodes.
"We had an injury and stuck her up there today," Ragle said. The girl has got more heart than just about anybody I know. Her little motor never stops and she deflected a big one it. She is going to work just as hard as anybody out there."
In boys action:
George Washington 1, Beckley 0 - Just as the GW girls advanced to the State Tournament with a 1-0 victory, the GW boys did as well, knocking off the Flying Eagles (9-8-4) by the same score in the Region 3 final at Schoenbaum Stadium.
GW junior Daniel Glines scored the game-winner off an assist from Garrett Warner less than three minutes into the second half, and the Patriots and goalkeeper Garrett Phillips made it hold up.
"It was a great ball, and I just happened to be at the right place at the right time, and finished it," Glines said. "It feels good, it always does. I couldn't do it without them. It's pretty impressive."
No. 5 GW (16-5-2) advances to the State Tournament next weekend in Beckley, where the Patriots will be looking to defend their state title.
GW Coach Tom Hopper was unsure his Patriots could get back to this point, especially considering the team lost 11 players from last year's roster, with all of them either starting or contributing.
"I don't think we anticipated getting this far," the veteran coach said. "We have a lot of juniors that are starting. I'm a little surprised, but I'm very pleased. Anytime you can get back states, back-to- back, it's gratifying. We are happy."