Off-Season Soccer Players Ready to Score

Lindsay Usarzewicz, Reporter

The Women’s soccer team is training hard during the spring season.

“This gets the girls back into that 90 minute game fitness that they need to be at by August,” said head coach Mark Stauffer.

The team gets about a month to play and practice before players end spring training with a play day, which consists of three 45 minute games between teams from multiple schools, Stauffer said.

This is only the second year that Misericordia is hosting the annual event, Stauffer said.

King’s College, Wilkes University, Mansfield University, Marywood University, and Juniata College are set to play at the event. 

The play day helps to show the team’s strengths and weaknesses and helps determine areas of improvement that players must address, Stauffer said.

“I think that play day is a great idea,” says first year Devin Simpson.

A benefit is that players are able to play against unfamiliar teams instead of each other, Simpson said.

It’s also a fun way to end the year with fellow teammates before summer vacation.

The women’s soccer play day is set for April 21.  Play starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m., and teams will have short breaks between each game. The first game is at 10 a.m. against Mansfield on Mangelsdorf field .

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