The Western Hills Lady Wolverines got the emotional and physical boost it needed Monday night after defeating Franklin County 2-0 at Sower Soccer Field.
The game marked the return of Alicia McCarty and Jessica Florence - two starters who made their first return from injuries - and its second straight victory over its cross-town rival.
"Definitely, this is really what we needed," WHHS coach Keith Jackson said of the win. "We've been missing three of our starters and got two of them back tonight. So it was good for us to get back on the winning track."
Davin Caudill was the third injured Lady Wolverine. Caudill is currently out with a torn quadriceps muscle.
Jackson praised Florence and McCarty for their hard work and the lift they gave their team. McCarty had pulled tendons in the neck after suffering a bad whiplash, and Florence recovered from a high ankle sprain.
"(They gave) an emotional lift and of course their play," Jackson said. "It's hard to put into words what they mean to the team in terms of hustle and quickness and all that."
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