"It's very hard to go through a string like that. We've talked about it. I think [our players] were mentally prepared that some day it would happen. I thought they reacted well. They didn't panic.''
Hopper said Thursday was also a good test for GW's bench with two starters missing.
"I thought the guys we plugged in there stepped it up,'' Hopper said. "We were able to get a lot of guys playing time. You go through a season and hope you get these kids playing time so when you do face adversity it's not difficult for them.''
Moore finished with five saves for No. 13 Woodrow (4-5-3).
"They place the ball real well and that's what hurt us,'' Flying Eagles coach Rocky Powell said of the Patriots. "They have a lot of speed up front. They got in behind us a few times and capitalized on it.''
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