"We were frustrated in the first half that we weren't getting our chances,'' said Hurricane assistant coach Rob Downey, who was filling in for head coach Shelly Young, who was out of town. "Anytime you get that first goal it takes the wind a little bit out of the other team and breaks their will. After that we pressured them well.
"We're getting a good start to the season. This is really the first tough team we've played. It's a confident bunch. You keep winning games and you think you're going to win them all. We know we have a strong club. We've got to develop a rotation in our substituting the midfielders. We're bringing in some of the younger players.''
Sissonville (4-1) had two starters go down with injuries in the second half. Seniors Shelby Swiney, an all-state defender last year, sat out several minutes with an ankle injury and Amber Jordan didn't return after hurting her knee and went for X-rays after the game.
"We have work to do,'' said Indians coach Ali Sadeghian, who lost six starters from last year's team that fell in the AA-A state finals. "We just don't have the depth we used to. That was the difference in the second half.
"[Hurricane] held possession of the ball and [we had] a couple of defensive mistakes. We can correct them, though. It's early for us. That's why you play these games, to find any weaknesses. It was a good lesson. Hopefully as the season goes along we can move some other girls up and they can help us down the road.''
Sissonville freshman keeper Brook Reed made two stops.
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.