Tuesday, April 27, 2010

End of Spring

Friday night, the Aggies fell to Utah 3-0. Despite the losses of our last three spring games, there have been several highlights to our spring season! We beat BYU 1-0 and Utah 2-0 at BYU's indoor and outdoor tournaments, as well as taking wins over Weber State and Dixie State, and ties with Westminister and Weber State at the BYU indoor tournament. We saw improvement overall in technical performance and team performance on the field, as well as off the field in the weight room and conditioning with our strength and conditioning coach Matt McManus. The girls also had some quality time off the field with the soccer class that Coach Cairns designed to do some team building and talk about topics to help with performance on and off the field as players and members of the community, and the girls also did several things together on their own initiative such as team dinners before the BYU and Weber game, they played intermural basketball, and this Thursday they are doing a team outing up the canyon making tin foil dinners and smores...the big exciting outing the girls took part in was a trip to Rio Tinto Stadium to watch the Women's National Team take on Mexico...with two inches of snow on the field! If you didn't get a chance to see that game, the U.S. won 1-0, making snow angels after scoring their goal! Another activity the girls participated in was Adopt-a-Team, a new program USU Soccer has implemented for the spring. Six teams, U10-U13, in the Cache Valley were adopted by USU Soccer and the girls went out to practices and games as mentors to the teams. In the fall, these six teams will have the chance to be our ball kids. Stay tuned over the next few days for a video/picture slideshow of our spring!!!!

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