The 2012 season has been one of ongoing improvement for the University of South Dakota women’s soccer team.
Currently standing at 1-5-1 through seven games, the Coyotes look to bounce back from a slow start as the team prepares for conference play.
Head coach Mandy Green said the team has improved over last year and they are doing a lot of good things so far this season.
“We are still not seeing as many wins, but we are creating and communicating a lot better, as well as defending across the board,” Green said. “We just are not seeming to get the goals when we need them.”
Junior forward Jenny Teslow has led the charge for Coyotes this season. Green said she has been creating a lot of great opportunities as well as setting up a lot of goal scoring options for the team.
Green also said possessions have had a major impact on the team this year.
“Keeping possessions of the ball has gotten a lot better this year,” Green said, “It creates more opportunities an makes it so we do not have to defend as much.”
Freshmen Teagan Eberle has been playing and attacking the field and creating and setting plays up for the Coyotes.
“Teagan has had incredible passes this season and is dangerous in front of the goal”, Green said. “Our defenders are playing well so far, much better as a group than in the past seasons.”
The Coyotes will have a chance to improve on the road as they face off with the Loyola Ramblers in Chicago, Ill. on Sept. 14.
Coach Green said the Coyotes are ready for the challenge.
“If we stay disciplined with our game plans and continue for 90 minutes executing our game plan, we give ourselves a good chance to win”, Green said.