"We were going to give everything we had,'' said Winfield 10th-year coach Marshall Hoff, whose team defeated Washington 4-0 during the regular season in Charles Town. "All the might we had, these young ladies were willing to do it. They knew what it was going to take. They knew we were going to have to give it that much more. Leave no doubts. Leave no what-ifs.''
The Generals senior class has known nothing but state tournament berths, having qualified all four years and now with back-to-back titles.
"We always had this goal to be the last one standing,'' said Lawman, who has verbally committed to play at Marshall. "I think we always go out and give it all we have. We played really well as a team.
"It all paid off. We had a few bumps, but we always pick it back up. I think we were really determined this year as we were last year. We're going to do the same thing [next year], get ready and work to try to be the last one standing.''
No. 12 Washington (16-7-2), which opened in 2008, put itself on the map this year, advancing to states for the first time in school history. Washington upset No. 4 GW 1-0 in Friday's semis.
"I think it's a good thing,'' Michael said of the added notoriety for his program. "I think we've got a lot to be proud of. It's a lot to build on.''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.