Women’s soccer focusing on season

Meg Lane/Staff Writer

The women’s soccer team is back in action. This year the Tigers are ready to improve their game and come out strong this season.

Last year the team lost in the second round of Regionals against Cedar Rapids Washington, but this year hope to advance farther.

The team’s biggest goal is to ultimately go to State, but they know that the Missiouri Valley Conference is even tougher this year.

“Not only is our goal to go to State but to also work together as a team. We can’t predict winning or losing, but we can control how we improve our skills together,” coach Beth Huber said.

Huber also stressed that this season is all about growth and improvement for the players to sharpen their skills and teamwork so they can beat their bigger rivals.

The Tigers biggest rivals are Cedar Rapids Kennedy and Dubuque Wahlert, who Huber hopes to hold up strong against.

“Cedar Falls and Waterloo teams have a disadvantage compared to those teams because those teams play year round. We have just three months to get ready, and it can be difficult, but if we focus and work hard, we can be just as good.”

The team this year has eight returning seniors and several juniors players returning as well. Huber said that she has several players from track and 15 freshman who have come to play this season.

“We have a good group of seniors who can work together to have solid team. We just need to be skill wise; we’re a little weak, but we can work on that to keep up with the other teams,” Huber said.

The women began practice March 22, and their first game will be April 5 in the Metro Jamobree. The time is yet to be determined.

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