Women rely on experience, defense

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This year the women’s soccer team has high hopes for the upcoming season.

“I’m very happy with this year’s team. They rely on each other a lot and work together very well,” varsity coach Beth Huber said.

The varsity team has five core senior players who keep the team going nonstop on the field.

“The senior girls on the team have been playing with each other since they were 11, and their knowledge of each other and leadership skills are great,” Huber said.

“One of our many strengths this year is definitely our defense. With three starting defenders from last year and a solid goalie all returning, they should be pretty tough to get past,” sophomore varsity player Laura Schwickerath said, “but you’ll find lots of experienced strong players all over the field.”

The team has always been in an extremely tough division and is not ranked. Despite the rough competition the team is confident.

“Some of our biggest competitions are from the big cities, like Kennedy, Jefferson and Xavier,” Huber said.

Despite the tough competition, the team is very strong and confident for the season to come.

“We have a great work ethic and tenacity; this year’s team is also very speedy,” Huber said. “One of our weaknesses is that we are not as technical as some of the bigger teams in the division.”

Coach Huber has been the women’s soccer coach at Cedar Falls for eight years and has been coaching beyond that since 1980.

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