With pre-season ending for multiple season sports, the school’s various teams seem more dedicated now than ever. Varsity girl’s soccer is one team in particular that is putting in extra effort to start the season off strong. Technical training and soccer game play have created a diverse experience for the players. Some players see pre-season as a time to reflect on how they are doing so far and how they could improve their individual skills before the regular season begins.
“So far the season [has] been pretty good. My experience has been different than the past years because it’s my last year playing,” senior varsity player Stephanie Burgos said, “The team needs to work on communication during the game. I expect to place [well] during the season so that [the team can] go to CIF.”
The team’s season record currently stands at 5-4 with two ties. This record shows their persistence and competitive determination in every game that they have played so far. The girls hope to build off of each performance as the season progresses. The group is working hard to improve in their practice. Since their practices take place every day, they have the right consistency to work on their skills. Constantly improving upon individual abilities is the key to being successful in their season. Their constant dedication is sure to contribute to their season record immensely.
“For the rest of the season, I expect us to keep up the high intensity and maybe even raise intensity,” senior varsity captain Nicole Chavez said, “[This will] ensure that we prove to others and to ourselves that we deserve to be in the competition and [hope] that people are able to see our love/passion for soccer [by] watching us fight hard for a win at every game.”
Hopefully the team continues to play with the same passion they have been presenting while in their practices and their preseason scrimmages. With competition to inspire them, they have a better chance to do better than they ever have before.
The team’s work in the preseason is sure to pay off throughout the rest of the season. Although it is still early, they have set their sights on achieving all of their goals by the end of the season. With more practice, they may be able to maintain or improve their season record and improve their performance from the previous year. Be sure to support the Lady Moors at their next game on Jan. 17 as they play against the Schurr High School Spartans.