The battle for the District 13-AAA title in girls soccer typically comes down to Munford and Brighton, and 2013 was no different.
A year after finishing second, Brighton punctuated a strong regular season by defeated Munford for the district title.
Brighton lost to Bolton in the region semifinals, but finished the season with a 13-3 mark.
The Lady Cardinals will go to battle this year without the services of several key players who graduated, namely Hannah Whitefoot. She had 32 goals and 25 assists during her career and signed with Williams Baptist College.
"We lost a lot of key players," said head coach Shari Garrett, who is in her fourth year as head coach at Brihgton.
"We have talented girls who are going to need to step up their level of play and fill in those key positions."
Players who figure to play more prominent roles this year include senior midfielders Avis VanKampen and Holly Maddox, as well as senior defenders Kalie Zimmerman and Kasie Jacome.
Brandi Holland, a junior midfielder, and sophomore midfielder Lexi Smith will also be looked to for more production in 2014.
"We are a young team learning to work together," Garrett said. "The girls have put hours of training in this summer. I am confident their hard work will pay off. This group has a passion for the game that will account for inexperience. We will be a team to watch."