Windsor Locks girls' soccer team looks forward to another successful season
By Calla Vassilopoulos - Staff Writer
Windsor Locks - posted Fri., Sep. 6, 2013
Last year was the first season in four years in which the Windsor Locks High School girls' soccer team made it to the state tournament, and they are hoping for an equally successful - if not more successful - season this year, according to coach Jim O'Brien.
“Our goal this year is to surpass the eight wins - nine, including one game in the state tournament - we had last season,” said O'Brien. “I think we can do that with the level of experience we have this year, along with staying injury-free.”
In order to go to the state tournament, O'Brien said the team must win at least seven of the 16 games throughout the season. He said having 12 letter athletes on the team and many experienced JV players moving up to varsity puts the team at an advantage this season.
“I am really looking forward to having a great season with these girls,” said senior Tiana Edwards. She said she is especially looking forward to playing the team's rival – Suffield. Windsor Locks' first game against the team is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 23, at Suffield High School. She also hopes they make it past the second round of the state tournament this year and that she remains uninjured, unlike last year.
The first game of the season is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Enfield High School; and for 13 players, this will mark their last high school soccer season. O'Brien said even with the low freshman enrollment and high number of seniors graduating, the team has many skilled sophomores and juniors to fill their spots.