“We came right out of the gate into a gauntlet,” Bryant said. “This game came at a good time for us — Vincennes Lincoln is a local team that is familiar to us and we needed this game. I told the girls this is the Big 8, we have to come out strong, and one of the things we want to do is restore order in the Big 8 and in soccer that means it’s ours. I said it starts right here tonight and one loss means you’re not Big 8 champions.”
Tuesday’s dominant victory gives the Hatchets the same number of wins and losses for the first time this season. Washington will travel Thursday to take on a talented Heritage Hills squad to try and keep up the level of play they have displayed recently with a 3-1-1 mark in the last five matches.
“Every week we tweak on something and one thing I’m focused on now is scoring,” Bryant said. “The saying is ‘defense wins championships’, it’s a nice cute slogan, but for me it’s the most well-rounded team that has all the strengths. When you’re scoring, you’re taking pressure off your defense and when your defense can shut them down you’re taking pressure off your offense.”