Wildcats Soccer Uses Extra Day to Get Ready For Start of the Regular Season Friday
With planned games in a Princeton soccer tournament canceled Thursday (January 3) due to the weather, the Wildcats’ soccer team had an extra day to watch film and practice in the Multipurpose Building field. The Wildcats had an Alumni scrimmage last Friday, short scrimmages against three opponents last Saturday and one last scrimmage on New Year’s Day. Wildcats Soccer Coach Alexi Upton said in short scrimmage games last Saturday the Wildcats battled to ties with Forney, Kilgore and Pine Tree. He said the Wildcats took a 1-0 scrimmage loss at Frisco Lebanon Trail on New Year’s Day. Coach Upton said the scrimmages yielded good results but he said they also pointed out that the Wildcats need to do a better job of finishing off opponents. He said the Lebanon Trail loss was a case in point. Coach Upton said the Wildcats dominated play and stayed tied with Lebanon Trail only to give up a goal with just a minute and a half left to play. He actually welcomed an extra day before regular season play begins. Coach Upton said the Wildcats watched film and did some run throughs on the Multipurpose Building field on Thursday. He said the Wildcats are having to battle injuries and illnesses. Four Wildcats varsity players have nagging injuries. Still Coach Upton remains positive saying the Wildcats are trending upward and he still believes they will have a successful year. In the Princeton tournament, the Wildcats open the regular season against Celina Friday at 11:45 a.m. and then play Princeton Saturday at 9:15 a.m. Other possible games Saturday depend on results of earlier games.
Lady Cats Now Open Regular Season Friday in Terrell Tournament
The Lady Cats’ soccer team was supposed to open regular season play Thursday (January 3) at a Terrell tournament but Mother Nature had other plans. All Thursday games in the tournament were canceled due to possible wintry weather. The Lady Cats now have games in the Terrell tournament scheduled Friday and Saturday. Friday the Lady Cats play Mesquite Poteet at 3 p.m. And Red Oak at 7:30 p.m. Then Saturday the Lady Cats will face the Highland Park JV at noon. Other games Saturday will be determined by earlier tournament games. Both the Lady Cats and Wildcats’ soccer teams are battling injuries and illness.