If Poca can get more players involved in the offensive attack, it'll take a lot of the stress off Hutchins and may allow her to be more productive for the team.
"If we can keep the defenses playing us more honest, it'll give Harley more opportunities to move around," Shrewsbury said. "It'll take the pressure off of her, and in the long run it should allow her to score more goals, which is great for the team."
Hutchins also expects to increase her role in the distribution of the ball this season.
"I'm not only looking to score goals, but I want to help my teammates score as well," said Hutchins. "With Marissa back up front, she'll be open to score a lot. I expect her and I to be really close in scoring this year."
The Dots were without Hutchins for their home opener Friday night against Ripley because she hadn't participated in enough preseason workouts.
"I missed too many practices this season and didn't get in my practice days due to my family vacation," said Hutchins.
Hutchins was scheduled to miss an additional game next week, but that game with Point Pleasant was recently postponed.
"We had to reschedule that game," said Shrewsbury. "Point Pleasant's coach had so many players out for various reasons that he doesn't have enough players with the practices to play a varsity game."