The Times West Virginian

Prep Sports

April 2, 2014

Youthful FSHS boys fall; girls win on road: PHOTOS

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FAIRMONT — o o o o o o

In the girls’ game, Adrianna Constable continued to show why she’s a senior leader, scoring five goals and leading the Lady Polar Bears to a 13-5 victory over last season’s state champion Morgantown.

“She’s one of our senior player,s and we expect our seniors to be leaders. She’s definitely doing that,” Fairmont Senior coach Jon Cain said of Constable. “We tell the seniors from day one that this is your team and we’re only going to be as good as you guys make us.”

The game started out slow, with Fairmont Senior leading just 5-3 at the half. But the second half saw the Lady Polar Bears step up their defense and pour on the offense.

“It wasn’t a pretty game. I was very proud of our defense tonight,” Cain said. “Our goal is to keep the other team to five goals or less, and that’s what we’ve been doing lately.

“These girls really made some adjustments. Our big thing is communication on the backside. Defense is so much a part of the team aspect of it.”

To beat a team like Morgantown, which beat Fairmont Senior in last year’s state championship, shows signs that this team has what it takes to capture another state title.

“Morgantown is always a pretty good team,” Cain said. “For us to go out there and do that, it was a good in-state win.”

Also adding in on the victory was Maddi Craig with three goals, and Sofia Sansalone, Claire Craig, Maddie Stevenski and Reina Edwards who each scored once. Sansalone also had an assist.

The girls move to 4-1 on the season and are back in action today against Greensburg Central Catholic (Pa.) on the road.

Email Matt Welch at mwelch@timeswv.com or follow on Twitter @MattWelch_TWV.

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