Friday, August 12, 2011
Morning Practice for Women's Soccer
On my way into work shortly after 7 this morning I noticed some movement around the Coker soccer fields. The first practice for the Cobra Women's Soccer team of 2011 was underway. Coach Dan Muns said he has 16 women making up the team this season. The fall athletes reported back to campus a few days ahead, though NCAA regulations for Division II did not allow practice to begin until Friday. Rumor had it that the cross country team ran a time trial at Midnight to begin what could also be a strong season for the runners.
Women's soccer is on the field twice a day from 7-9 in these early days of practice and are readying for their first scrimmage in Columbus, GA in seven days. The dew was still on the field and despite one of the coolest mornings of the summer, the team all looked as though they had been hard running since they hit the pitch.
Like almost all the other opening week activities, there was an exciting feel to this opening practice. The men's team was starting at 8 a.m.