"It was a good game and I told them going into this game that it's a regular-season game but we're going into the playoffs and it's nice to be playing a competitive team," Morgantown coach Ashley Neal said.
With the way both teams have played this season and especially down the stretch, it's certainly not hard to imagine the two seeing each other again in the state tournament.
Morgantown finished its final 10 games going 8-1-1, including a win over No. 1 Winfield, while GW completed its final 10 matches with an 8-0-2 mark.
With the postseason coming up, both coaches are focused on winning their next games and both are confident that their teams will do just that.
"I think playing a competitive schedule like that is great going into the postseason," Neal said. "We're capable of doing whatever we want to do - whatever we want to accomplish. It was great to come out here and play and they've got to get it done. It's the playoffs. It's win or be done, so they've just got to go hard and go at it."
"I think the girls are mentally ready and they're confident," Johnson said. "I said, 'After this it's win or go home,' and none of us want to go home. I think if we play like this, we won't be going home anytime soon.
"I think we've peaked at the right time."
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