Mustangs didn't allow a goal all year

Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 12:27 AM.

Pruitt said once the Mustangs got through the fourth game without giving up a goal, the scoreless streak became a focus and kept the players motivated.

“When we had seen every school, that became their goal,” Pruitt said. “They were pretty confident in the fact that they weren’t going to be beaten, but that became their goal, to not give up a goal.

“Some of the goal keepers became hesitant about going into the game because they didn’t want to be that person to give up a goal.”

Pruitt said she had a sense before the season started that it could become special.

“I had known for a while that when this group came up that they would be good,” Pruitt said. “We were combining three classic level teams. We had girls from JASA (Jacksonville), we had girls from Havelock and we had girls from New Bern, and when you put them all together, it worked.”

Pruitt said the one thing that stood out about the players was their unselfish play.

“In every game, we had multiple girls score,” she said. “Not one girl would do everything. We had one game where we scored nine goals and I had eight different people score.

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