"Our team doesn't have a star,'' said Parkersburg coach Don Fosselman, whose team scored two goals in the last four minutes to forge a 3-3 tie Tuesday with AA-A No. 1 and undefeated Charleston Catholic. "We don't have a Felipe or a [Bevaqua]. We just have kids that grind it out and play hard and go the extra mile and never quit. They've really come together. We're battle hardened.''
Hurricane junior keeper Tim Hayslett turned in four stops while Strobl finished with seven for Parkersburg.
It's the third time in the last four years that Hurricane has finished the regular season with an unbeaten record. The Redskins were 20-0 in 2009 and saw its undefeated and scoreless streak stopped in the sectional finals with a 2-1 loss to Huntington. Hurricane finished 13-0-7 in 2010 and fell 2-1 to Wheeling Park on penalty kicks in the state tournament semifinals.
Redskins seniors Evan and Ian Miles, who were freshmen on the '09 squad, have seen this movie before and are looking to write a different ending.
"We got a good game and we always need good games to get better,'' said Ian Miles. "From now on all games are going to be like that, tough and grind it out.''
"This year is our team,'' added Evan Miles. "We'd just like to play hard and get to the championship. We need to come together better as a team. It's been like that all year. We get a lot of shots, but few of them hit on goal. We just have to continue to work.''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.