After his Conwell-Egan girls' soccer team beat Christopher Dock, 2-1, in the Class A state semifinal Tuesday, Eagles coach Andrzej Adamiec was finally in the mood to spill a secret he'd been keeping for a while.
His starting goaltender, Becky McAllister, played six weeks of the season with a broken finger that she taped inside her glove.
Adamiec didn't want opponents to know during the Catholic League regular season, but now that McAllister has been healed for a couple of weeks, he couldn't resist sharing the story that to him illustrated the tough streak which makes this team stand apart from others in school history.
"It's incredible to watch them, the way they really want it," Adamiec said. "They don't want to come off the field."
Despite the injury, McAllister had five shutouts this season. The Eagles, who play for their first state championship on Friday, have only allowed two goals in three state playoff games.