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Girls Soccer begins Tuesday at home

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By TR HARLAN

The program is in place. Now, they just have to keep it going.

“I have great expectations for this team this year,” Chesterton girls soccer coach David Galloway said. “We’ve been concentrating on our fitness level to get back to the basics of our Semistate run a couple of years ago.”

That run begins on Tuesday as the Trojans open the 2013 campaign at home against Michigan City.

“We feel like we reload every year,” Galloway said. “We don’t believe we have to rebuild from the ground floor every year. Everyone knows what the system is and what’s expected of them.”

Up top, the Trojans return second team All-State selection Bridget Brendza, along with sophomore Kaylee Lindahl.

“Bridget returns upfront as a potent goal scorer,” Galloway said. “Kaylee running with her up front gives us a lot of athleticism.”

The defense should remain solid as well with the trio of Madisyn Coudriet, Bethany Molnar and Kristen Mabry.

“In the back, it’s a senior-led defensive line, which I really like,” Galloway said.

The midfield will be a group of young kids battling for playing time.

“In the midfield, we’ll be young,” Galloway said. “They’ll have to learn and grow as the year goes on. Tia Peters is running on the outside with Katie Green on the other side.”

The major question mark for the Trojans comes in goal.

“Our question mark is really goalkeeping,” Galloway said. “That’s something we’ll have to really concentrate on throughout the season. I’ve got three or four kids right now fighting it out.

“We’ll probably play most of the season splitting halves and see if someone takes the job before the postseason starts.”

 

 

Posted 8/16/2013