Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 7, 2013

G-Girls ground Galax

EAST RIVER — Distractions are part of spring sports, with proms, senior trips and other activities taking place at the same time.

The Graham G-Girls decided to get back to work on Tuesday night, defeating Galax 8-0 in a Mountain Empire District match on Senior Night at East River Soccer Complex.

Morgan Whisman scored three goals and had two assists and Whitney Browning added two goals and one assist for the G-Girls (10-3). Kali Furry and Liz Workman also scored, and the Maroon Tide (2-13) never threatened either Carolyn Springman or McKenzie Meade in goal.

“We kind of had a recommitment to the season tonight,” Graham girls coach Hank Furry said. “I felt like we have had a lot of distractions in the last few weeks and we had a little team meeting and decided it was time to get refocused on the season in front of us and start the season fresh tonight.”

Graham attacked from the start, with Browning scoring off a deflected stop by Galax goalkeeper Trinece Bryson just over five minutes into the game. Browning and Whisman scored two goals each for the 4-0 lead, and Kali Furry added a goal for the 5-0 halftime advantage.

“We enjoy playing teams on this field because of its size,” Furry said. “We practice toward the strength of this field and we are real hard to play on this field,”

The G-Girls added three more goals after the break by Workman, an own goal, and a third Whisman goal that ended the game with 14:34 left to go.

Graham, which reached the Group A state championship game last season, is excited for the postseason that begins in two weeks.

“Right now the mission for us is to get a good seed in the region and get back to the regional championship and get to that first round of the state,” said Furry, whose G-Girls will host the Region C girls tournament.

The only two girls soccer teams in the MED, Graham wrapped up the regular season, having also beaten the Maroon Tide 4-0 last week.

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