"I didn't think I was going to get [the foul call], but [the referee] called it,'' said Davis, who has a team-high 16 goals. "I looked up and the upper 90 was open. I just gave it all I had.''
GW's defense stymied the Cougars, who were making their first appearance at states since 2007, the rest of the way. Patriots keeper Garrett Phillips didn't have to stop a shot the whole game.
"We're strong on the defensive side because we communicate a lot,'' said Phillips, who has spearheaded a defense that has surrendered just nine goals all year and had an 11-game shutout streak during the season. "We have a strong connection back there.''
Rhodes tracked down a ball and broke away for the goal. Jesse Richmond put Winfield in front 1-0, converting a penalty kick in the 60th minute. Rhodes, though, knotted it at 1-1 on a header off an assist from Tyler Bro after a spot foul.
"A lot of our strategies had to change,'' said Winfield's Keegan Patrick of the trying season. "We had to learn how to possess and keep the ball on the deck and play around defenders rather than run over them. We learned our strengths and weaknesses and overcome a lot.''
She took a pass from sister Jayne Lawman and turned and fired the ball into the upper 90 of the left post. Paige Bannister added another tally off a setup from Kaylee Cross just before halftime as Winfield went up 2-0 at the break.
Sarah Haslebacher closed the deficit to 2-1 for the No. 2 Mohigans when Winfield keeper Braiden Maddox tried to clear a loose ball out of the box and the kick hit off Haslebacher and went into the net.
Mary Lawman gave the Generals some breathing room with a header off a corner kick from Jordan Pauley for a 3-1 advantage. Maddox finished with two saves for Winfield.
Morgantown, which only lost to Linsley, a private Catholic school, edged Winfield 1-0 a few weeks ago.
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.