"Sometimes when your team's doing so well and up against another good team they might play down, but the girls kept positive, had short little passes and fought to get the ball back," he said. "I told the girls to take control of the game and I think they did that pretty well."
To help give players more experience, Phongsavath put in some who were looking for playing time. He also said there were several star players who stood out on the field during Tuesday's game.
"Katie Taylor, who scored our first goal and set the tone for us, was magnificent, and Roxy Tebbs, who can really distribute once she has the ball at her feet, had four assists," he said.
"Colette Jepson, who's always dangerous and can score two or three goals unexpectedly, also played well and scored two of our goals. Kacey Williams, who recycles our attack and puts the ball where we want it to be, and Christy Brian also both solidified our defense."
Phongsavath said the next game on the schedule for the girls will be Brighton, which is a very solid team.
"Thursday we'll play against Brighton, and this will be big because they're Number one while we're Number two in the state," he said. "If we can get past Brighton, I'd say we have a good chance of going to the tournament."