Young FC girls team gets respect
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As the WPIAL girls playoffs began on Tuesday, Fox Chapel head coach Meghan Meabon said the team knew it was not going to sneak up on anybody like they did earlier in the year.
That's what happens when you post an overall record of 17 -5 and a section mark of 10-2 like the Foxes did.
And the Foxes managed to record that success with a very young team.
“At the beginning of the season, if someone had said that a (WPIAL Class AAAA team that's starting two freshmen would be in the playoffs, people would have thought they were crazy,” Meabon said.
But the Foxes did it with freshmen Taylor Cohen and Kayla Slovenec starting.
They've proven themselves and they've handled the pressure of big section games,” Meabon said.
They also did it, of course, with standout Erin Mathias who averaged about 17 points per game this year.
One of the keys to having success for the Foxes in the playoffs, according to Meabon, is making adjustments when other teams are keying on stopping Mathias.
“We did a good job of that during the regular season, so we'll be prepared for what other teams will be attempting to do to take us out of our game.”
Results of the Foxes' opening playoff game against Butler were not available at press time.
Marty Stewart is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-782-2123 or email@example.com.
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