Indeed, there was much for the Huskies (15-4) to take away from Tuesday's loss and with both teams in Region 4 Section 1, a rematch could be looming soon.
The Indians will take on Ravenswood next Tuesday and Hoover will match up with Williamstown, with the winners facing off for the sectional title.
"We played the full game, in my book we won it," Hoover coach Brittany Woods said. "We did all the things we needed to do. We might not have gotten a goal in there but we're walking out of here with our heads held high tonight.
"We're looking to Tuesday, get past that game, and we'll see them again. I'm ready and we're ready."
While happy to finish off an undefeated season, Sadeghian and the Indians were relieved to win a game in which 17 shots on goal were denied before the postseason begins.
"It was ugly, but we survived," Sadeghian said. "We have to learn to go through this time of game. I'm glad it happened now and hopefully we learn from it and move on. We need to learn to play a team that can defend that well against us and defend most of the game. We need to overcome those sorts of situations.
"You've got to give [Aab] credit. That kid is amazing. She does a great job for them. She's been doing it for the last couple of years and she's going to get better."
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