"Conditioned players will make good decisions. We needed to get the ball back in our game style with possession and once we did, some doors started opening. Still a lot of work. It's good with players like Josee stepping up. That's the kind of team we have and the greatness of it. It's a good place to be right now.''
It was evident by Winfield's last goal that the Patriots were out of gas as the Generals won nearly every ball.
The Generals' defense didn't allow the Patriots (3-1) to put a shot on goal and have only yielded three scores in six games.
"Our girls are out of shape, that's what it was,'' said GW first-year coach Megan Johnson, a former all-state player for the Patriots. "We fell apart at the end. As much as I've been working them hard and running them, it just wasn't quite enough.''
Johnson said it's good to see in September what GW needs to improve on.
"I already have things rolling through my mind that we need to work on,'' she said.
"This is where I can fix things. We have a great group of girls and we have a great team. This is not something to be too upset over. It's early in the season.''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.