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Athletes of the Week: Morgantown Girls Soccer

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If you're a Morgantown High sports fan, life is good right now.

Not only is the Mohigan football team off and running, both soccer clubs are tough to beat.

Going into the OVAC Tournament the Mohigans are ranked third in state with  record of 8-0-3, they're also this week's Athletes of the Week.

"One of the themes we've been working on is playing smarter, herder soccer," said head coach Ashley Neal. "Physically, they'll get there... But mentally, we've got some young players playing in spots they've never played before, players playing in all sorts of positions. So it's getting them the confidence that it doesn't matter what you play, you're still playing soccer."

That motto has worked well for third year head coach. Her fined tuned Mohigans enter the second half of the season as one of the toughest teams in the state, already notching big wins over Wheeling Park, and Jefferson, and a huge one over rival University.

"I think a big thing coming out of that is that we were able to compose ourselves, and play a good game against a rival. Rivalry games can go anyway and we came out on top because we were focused and executed well," said Neal.

The team is led by a strong core of seniors.

"They really know the game, they know it well. They know what we need, they know what we need to focus on," she said.

Many of them played on Morgantown's 2011 state title team, a team the Mohigans draw experience from, but prefer to not to talk much about. 

"Each year is different. Don't look in the past. Keep going," said senior Makayla Schmitt.

"We just take one game at a time, work our butts off at practice, and just take each day as it is," said senior Kelsie Hibbs.

"You know I never look much further than the next game. You know making it to the state championship and winning it is awesome, but I don't look that far ahead," said Neal.