Now they’re just one win away.
The Montgomery Academy girls soccer team defeated Indian Springs 5-0 in the Class 1A-4A state semifinals on Friday to advance to the state championship, which would be the Eagles’ third straight state title.
“That’d be awesome (to win three straight), especially as a senior,” Hendrick Adams said. “Especially with Coach Emily (Barber), I just definitely think that when she came on board, we realized that we really had a chance to do something big.”
Since Barber joined the team in 2010, MA has won four straight area titles and is looking for its second undefeated season in the last three years.
The Eagles (19-0-1) face Randolph at 10 a.m. today in Huntsville. MA defeated Randolph 3-0 on April 5.
Randolph, which defeated Guntersville 1-0 in the semifinals, last won a state championship in 2009.
“We played Randolph before and we won … but they’re definitely our toughest competition we’ve played so far,” Adams said. “But I think we’re pretty confident just because I know we have so many good players on our team that I think we can do it.”
Adams, Garrett Barnes, Gracie Trulove, Cari Budny and Dora Eskridge each scored for the Eagles in another true team effort. That’s what Adams said has made her final season so special.
“It’s gotten to the point where people play a different position every game,” Adams said. “And I think that’s the main thing, I think it’ll be a big deal because so many people have gotten to score, and so many people have played defense that’s it’s really been a team effort.”
The Eagles have been dominant this postseason, outscoring their four opponents 27-2.
An MA win today would enhance the Eagles’ dominance of girls spring sports. The tennis team won its sixth consecutive state title in April, and the track team won its first team championship since 2006 last weekend.