Thompson struck again with 20:59 to go off a setup from senior Rodrigo Bevaqua, an exchange student from Brazil, to set the final score. Hurricane senior defenders Evan and Ian Miles allowed the No. 3 Generals (12-2-2) just one shot on goal and junior keeper Tim Hayslett, who was starting his second game, made the stop.
"I'm just the one who scores, but behind that is all the team working,'' said Thompson, who has a Kanawha Valley-best 33 goals scored. "I think we're a good team and we're just playing our next game and our next game. Just focusing on the next game. That's how you have to think.''
"He's a good teammate and he is unselfish,'' said Dagostine of Thompson. "He does add another dimension to something we haven't been able to do for several years and that's maybe be a little more dangerous putting the ball in goal. Not only does his presence make a difference, he gives [his teammates] a little better opportunities.''
Winfield goalie Bryce Boggs made 11 saves.
"We had a couple of breakdowns,'' said Generals coach Mike Foster. "It didn't bounce our way. I'm proud of our boys the way they played. [Hurricane] just beat us. I think we're doing fine. We'll be all right.''
Thompson said he is grateful for how his teammates have welcomed him with open arms.
"They're my friends,'' he said. "We know how to keep going and just win. If we lose, we will continue because we're a team.''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.