"With 39 total players on the roster, the Moon Area girls' soccer team is one of the biggest in the WPIAL.
Coach Bill Pfeifer wanted to make sure all 39 players and their families got to experience a higher level of girls' soccer.
With the No. 2-seed Tigers set to take on No. 1 Mars in a highly anticipated clash of soccer powerhouses, Pfeifer dressed all 39 of his players and had them travel together to Chartiers Valley for the WPIAL Class AA final on Saturday.
"These kids had never been there before," said Pfeifer who has coached the Tigers to two WPIAL championship games and two PIAA championship games since 2004. "I brought the whole team, every player was there. We do everything as a team."
Many of the families of the younger players who play mostly on the ninth grade and junior varsity team were wondering why their kids had to go to a game they were likely not going to play in."
(Photo: Moon Area's Michaela Guttierrez tries to maneuver around Yough's Mikayla Mance during a WPIAL quarterfinal match. John Heller/Post-Gazette.)