By Mike DeFabo
Times West Virginian
Ivey Nucilli and Gabi Mascaro have been teammates practically since they were toddlers.
The Fairmont Senior stars were paired on their first recreational soccer team when they were just 5 or 6 years old. Nucilli and Mascaro’s parents coached that team as it went on to win nearly every game and the local tournament.
But that’s not what the girls remember most.
Instead, Nucilli remembers Mascaro sitting on the sideline grinning through a a gap-toothed smile as she pulled out her teeth.
“Gabi was a very wild little girl,” Nucilli said. “She used to just rip her teeth out. That’s the first thing I remember about Gabi.”