"I don't take much away from that game other than to know their personnel a bit," Fox said. "Both teams were trying kids in different positions and it was the first game of the season. Both teams have gotten better."
Senior forward Brandon Hanlan and senior defender Trevor Moon lead the Indians. They were second-team All-State selections in 2011 when Bridgeport was a Class AAA school.
The Indians dropped down to Class AA when schools were reclassified.
A pair of returning first-team All-State selections last year leads Catholic in forward Sam Revercomb and midfielder Adam Fox. Revercomb is second among all area players with 34 goals while Fox - the son of the head coach - has controlled the midfield, where he was the Player of the Year there last year as well.
Fox isn't surprised his Irish are back at the State Tournament, even with the loss of two-time Player of the Year Tommy Trupo.
When speaking of his team's winning streak, that's another story.
"In my wildest dreams, I wouldn't have imagined we would be here where we are record wise," Fox said. "We lost a lot of good players and I was a little concerned coming into the year. I knew we certainly weren't rebuilding, though. We had plenty of good players coming back."
The other semifinal pairing at Trace Fork pits Fairmont Senior (14-5-4) against Bluefield (10-3-2). Fairmont State, like Bridgeport, dropped down to Class AA from AAA before the season. Catholic beat the Polar Bears 3-1 in the regular season.