WINFIELD, W.Va. - Winfield extended its winning ways with a 4-0 shutout victory against Parkersburg as the reigning AAA girls soccer champs remained undefeated this season.
The Generals led 1-0 at halftime before erupting for three second-half goals, improving to 10-0-0 and extending the team's winning streak to 21 games. Winfield last lost 4-3 at Parkersburg, Sept. 25, 2012.
"It's amazing - we don't look past the next game," Winfield Coach Marshall Hoff said. "I don't allow them to fix on that (streak). We can't celebrate, because the goal we set together, we set it for that prize, the state championship. These things will be things we gather along the way."
Whatever message Hoff imparted at halftime, the Generals offense responded with two quick goals to open the second half following a flurry of first-half shots on goal, yet just one score.
"We got a little bit predictable in our play," Hoff said of the squad's first-half play.
"It was working, but we didn't switch it up a bit. We had good opportunities, but we didn't have good fundamentals on what we were after. We came back and adjusted, changed formation a little bit and that opened some doors."
Freshman Mary Lawman increased the lead to 2-0 with a goal two minutes into the second half. Less than 30 seconds later, senior Braiden Maddox added another goal to build a 3-0 advantage. Lawman later tacked on her second goal as the Generals offense continued to roll.
"Winfield is a good team possessionally," Parkersburg Coach Kristen Schreiber said.
"They've got skills all around the field and we can't come out flat, and I feel that we came out flat. Their momentum kept building and building.