Appomattox girls soccer stays focused, unbeaten approaching state tourney opener

Appomattox goaltender Savannah Totty walks back to the net after making a save during Monday's practice. (Photo: Dave Walls/WSET)

APPOMATTOX, Va. (WSET) - The Appomattox girls soccer team isn't content with simply winning their first region championship in school history.

One goal, down. The big prize, however, is getting closer.

With a 2-1 win over Radford in the region 2C Championship, coach Brian Robinson's team now takes their 20-0 record into the state tournament, hosting Gate City on Tuesday evening. While the Raiders offense gets plenty of attention, it's the Appomattox defense that have been the real forces behind the unprecedented start. Through 20 games, Appomattox has allowed just 5 goals all season. Raiders Senior Center/Midfielder credits her defensive teammates, as well as "Our willingness to play like it's our last game. We never just back down."

In a town known for their three straight football championships, Junior forward Taylor Fulcher says her team is ready to have the town of Appomattox talking soccer. "We put in a lot of hard work in practice, and in offseason stuff." says Fulcher. "I mean, we've been practicing for this since last season. We don't get a lot of attention around here, but we're gonna make it happen."

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