Adjusting to new faces


Throughout the preseason, the Lady Brahmas have faced losses, but the team has continued to overcome the obstacles that have occurred on their path.
The team struggled when it came to working together as a whole. Due to several first-year players joining this season, there has been lots of trial and error with formations and lineups. Their preseason record ended at 4-7 and their overall record stands at 5-10-1.
According to head coach Matt Franco, the preseason schedule was expected to be difficult, but considering the talent the Lady Brahmas hold, he felt they could have won more games.
“We worked on our defense a lot this pre-season so find the right lineup and chemistry and since then that has improved. Now we are trying to get our offense working better together to help create chances,” Franco said.
With the new players added to the team, senior Alyna Evans expressed how the hardworking team has improved from last year by adding new players who bring in new talent and skills to the program.
“Teamwork is very essential in soccer as it isn’t an individual sport. We all have to work together to face success,” Evans said.
Although the challenges toppled the team, Evans expressed how the team improved and has gotten much closer as a group in order to succeed for future games.
“We expect to face a lot of challenges this season with the teams we are playing,” Evans said. “I think we need to work [on] communicating more off and on the pitch. This will allow us to work together on the field and grow strong friendships.”
The soccer team captains this year are senior Alyna Evans, junior Keira Ruelas and junior Darah Johnson. The team continues to prepare and train for the many games left ahead of them.
“Strengths are we are a young team with a lot of room for improvement and growth [and] we are a team of individuals that have a lot of drive and passion for soccer,” Evans said. Weaknesses are that we have to work on getting to know each other better and how to play together on the field.”