There are several different factors that make the Generals such a tough out and they were all on display Thursday.
There's the unrelenting depth, as Hoff used several substations and really seemed to wear down the Timberwolves in the second half.
There's efficiency, as four of Winfield's seven shots on goal found their home.
There's offensive pressure, as the Generals outshot Spring Valley 18-5.
There's balance, as all four of Winfield's goals were by different players and none of them are seniors.
But maybe above all else, Hoff believes he has a special group of girls that may be playing above and beyond what last year's squad was able to accomplish.
"I'll put it like this, I've been coaching a lot of years, pushing over 20, and this will be the 10th here," Hoff said. "Every once in a while you get a group that comes along that has embraced the things we talk about.
"They know the blood, sweat and tears they put in because there's not another group that works like this group. They work their guts out and they don't want to give that up. Like I tell them, 'You've got to refuse to lose and do the simple things, we've got to do them better than anybody,' and they're doing just that."
The Generals have a chance to add another checkmark on Saturday when they play at No. 3 Morgantown at noon. They will also see No. 10 Parkersburg South in the regular-season finale on Oct. 19.
Winfield also owns victories over Parkersburg and Washington, the teams tied for 11th in the rankings.
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