ST. ALBANS, W.Va. -- St. Albans has never been known for girls soccer but first-year Red Dragons Coach Kim Aurelio is looking to change that.
Aurelio already did the same previously for Nitro, where she coached the Wildcats the last eight seasons, including a state championship-winning season in 2008.
The Dragons picked up their first postseason victory in the Aurelio era Tuesday, looking impressive in earning a 5-0 home victory over Point Pleasant.
"It's a great win," Aurelio said. "Any time it's a win, its good to get a 'W' on the scoreboard. I'm very proud of every single one of the girls."
Senior defender Madi Marshall said she looks forward to continuing the season for longer than past years.
"It's great because it means we still get to play," Marshall said. "I like to win. Any win is a good win, no matter what sport."
Marshall has experienced plenty of postseason success at St. Albans, especially in softball. The Red Dragons finished 28-5 last season and Marshall has led the team in hitting in each of the past two seasons.
Aurelio indicated Marshall has been a valuable asset to the St. Albans soccer program as well.
"Madi is a very strong leader on our team," Aurelio said. "She is always very positive and a great attribute as well as the rest of our captains."
With the win, St. Albans improved to 8-10-2 on the season. The Dragons now face an uphill battle when they play at Winfield on Thursday in a sectional semifinal.
The Generals have only lost one game this season, falling 1-0 to Morgantown, and are currently 19-1-0. St. Albans lost to Winfield 5-0 in the team's only regular-season meeting.
The Red Dragons know defeating Winfield is a tall task, but are looking forward to the match-up.
"I think we can hold our own," Marshall said. "They definitely can't walk through us. We definitely are going to have to show up and everyone is going to have to bring our 'A' game. We will see if we can do it."