While satisfied with the win, Taylor believes her team can continue to improve.
"We're into our second week now and our first week was so busy, we're looking forward to slowing down a little and get some time to practice instead of game after game," Taylor said. "When we do that I think we'll be able work on the things that are hurting us and be even better."
Capital has won six of its last eight matches.
For Hoover (9-7) the loss continued an early season trend of inconsistent play as the Huskies try to advance to the state tournament for the fourth consecutive season.
"I'd define our season as peaks and valleys so far," Hoover Coach Anita King said. "We've had some matches where we've come out really strong and put it to some great teams and then we've had some times when we just laid down.
"What I'm most impressed with tonight is that when we were down tonight, we didn't quit.
"Even though we lost, this is the team I hope I see the rest of the season. I can take this team and this attitude tonight and build on it. I liked the way they hustled. We played until the whistle tonight and when you have that kind of heart and hustle on the floor, you can't walk away disappointed even if we didn't get the win."
It also helps that the Huskies know they'll get another shot at the Cougars this season, albeit on the Cougars' home court.
"We love playing Capital because it's always a tough match," King said. "We beat them at their place last season to open the season, so I guess they felt like it was their time to pay us back.
"The good news is we'll face them again, so we have another shot at them."