"It's the thing that makes this team different than any we've had is that they're so capable of scoring,'' said Hurricane coach Jim Dagostine. "To answer goals in a game like this is so important.
"It's nice to have a team that's capable of that. What they've done thus far this season has just been outstanding. You have to give Winfield credit. They refused to quit. We knew we had to play 80 minutes to beat them.''
Winfield failed to clear the ball on two occasions in the penalty-box area, which led to two goals.
"We made a couple of mistakes in front of the goal,'' said Winfield coach Mike Foster, who loses six seniors but returns four sophomores.
"I'm proud of our guys. They've worked hard all summer. I'm proud of what they've done.''
The stakes keep getting higher for Hurricane, but Cunningham believes the Redskins are ready for any challenge.
"I think we're playing the best we have all season,'' he said. "We've just got to keep it up to the state tournament.''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.