Women’s soccer adjusting to new techniques

The Tigers compete in a women's soccer match against Waterloo East.

The Tigers compete in a women’s soccer match against Waterloo East.

After four full games, the women’s soccer team is even wins and losses. The team started the season off strong after winning its first game against  Union 1-0, but then they lost two hard fought battles: one 2-3 against Dubuque Hempstead in a shootout and one 0-2 against Linn-Mar. After those two loses the girls made a quick turnaround and beat Waterloo East 10-0 this week.

The team is trying out a new formation that they have never used before this year. One of the team’s goals for this season is to understand this new formation, which puts back four defenders. The team also wants to work on taking as many shots to the goal as they can get.

There are two seniors on the varsity team this year, Kelsey Hansen and Kayla Dowell. Both of these girls play defense, but Dowell also plays midfield.

Hansen and Dowell are also both planning to continue playing soccer after high school. Hansen will be playing at the University of Northern Iowa. Dowell will be playing at Central College.

Both girls said they will miss many things about high school soccer, but the thing they will miss the most is how close the team is and all the team bonding things they do. “It’s awesome to be on a team that is so close. The team chemistry off the field helps the chemistry on the field,” Hansen said.


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