Besides getting some quality work for all of the athletes, Twinsburg's contest against Wadsworth had some special meaning for the girls soccer team.
Looking to make a post season run, Twinsburg defeated visiting Wadsworth 2-0 Wednesday at Tiger Stadium.
It was a victory that gave the Tigers another Suburban League win to move to 4-1-1 in the deep National Conference, which also has Stow-Munroe Falls (4-1) and North Royalton (4-1-1).
For the program, it was Senior Night as well as the Lady Tiger's annual Kick for the Cure Match.
Twinsburg's seniors include Allison King, Amy Hawersaat, Gillian Voltz, Kaela Turle, Trisha Singh, Lola Davis, and Gillian McKenna. The Cure Match promotes fun on the soccer field while raising funds and awareness for cancer.
The Lady Tigers moved to 11-2-1 overall, prior to a rough Wednesday league road test at Hudson.
Head coach John Garber's squad will host the regular season finale Saturday against Akron Firestone in a non-league contest.
At this point of the season, each and every match is critical to maintain chemistry.
With freshman standout Alexis Cellura registering a shutout for Twinsburg in the nets, the Lady Tigers won by receiving a pair of goals by King to beat Wadsworth (1-12-1).
It was Cellura's fifth shutout of the season.
"Our defense played very well," stressed Garber.
Headed to Northern Kentucky University, King netted a first half goal on a breakaway tally on the left side as Singh placed the assist perfectly.
King then added another goal on yet another feed from Singh with 2:00 remaining for the Tigers.
On the season, King has 17 goals and has well over 40 goals in her brilliant career.
"Alli King had a big game and so did Trisha (Singh), who had both assists and she was outstanding from the back line, recognizing the final pass," said Garber.
Garber also had a lot of praise for Hawersaat, who shined on the back line.
Twinsburg received the second seed for the Solon Division I sectional-district tournament.
Earning a first-round bye, Twinsburg will host a sectional championship Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. against the first-round winner of Warren Howland (seventh seed) and Warren Harding (10th).
Walsh Jesuit was the top seed, followed by Twinsburg, Solon, Stow, Hudson, and Nordonia.
With a sectional final win, Twinsburg would then host a district semifinal game Oct. 21 at Tiger Stadium against the winner of Solon and Nordonia.
"Last year when we were 16-0, there was that certain expectation that we would continue on and keep winning," noted Garber, about the pressure of an undefeated regular season.
Blessed with good team speed, Twinsburg enters this post season as a bit of an underdog and with a bracket the Tigers can win ñ if their play is strong.
"Our district is challenging," warned Garber.
"I think that our team speed is one of our strengths and it enables us to put pressure on opposing teams, but it also causes other teams to speed up their play," he explained.
This year's edition of Tiger soccer, coming off a record-setting campaign last fall, already has a 2-1 victory over Solon under its belt this season.
Twinsburg beat the rival Comets in the first game of the season.
However, it is first things first for the Lady Tigers — as Garber looks to league play.
Twinsburg has captured seven league titles since 2008.