Rivalry: Undefeated JV Soccer team prepares for game against Troy

Chelsie Hollis | Correspondent | April 20, 2011

The undefeated JV girls Soccer team prepares for their rivalry home game against Troy, Friday, April 21 at 4:15.

“Last year we went into the game expecting a big win and we left with nothing but a tie,” sophomore sweeper, Christina Conley, said.  “We want to show Troy and ourselves what we can do.”

This season has had a good start so far.  JV girls Soccer coach, Zachary Fettig, thinks the team has good chemistry, speed and knowledge of the game.  And he thinks that as long as the team keeps improving, they shouldn’t have any problems.

“I think it’s going really well,” Fettig said. “We’ve had good results against some good teams.”

The team has been very successful.  JV hasn’t lost a game yet and they want to keep it that way.  Out of the nine games played, they won seven and tied two.  They also won first place at their GAC tournament.

“Our goal is to go undefeated,” sophomore goalie, Katie Martin, said.  “We’re really pumped for it.”

With how well the season is going, the team wants to keep up the good work.  Fettig tries to get the team outside on the field and practice every day they don’t have a game.  Their typical practice includes: ball skills, some passing, small-sided games, and fitness.

“We just need to keep up the hard work as a team and we shouldn’t have a problem,” West said.

Each player has their own way of preparing for their games.  Martin goes to goalie training.  Sophomore defense, Kerry Moriarty, eats healthy and tries to make her and others happy.  While sophomore defense, Abby West, gets her head in the game by thinking about what she needs to do to make the team successful.

“We get excited, we wear our jerseys to school, we listen to music, we give each other motivational speeches,” Conley said.  “Anything to get us pumped.”