Women’s soccer starts season with high expectations

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Delta Colleges women’s soccer team is looking forward to a strong start this season with high expectations on making the playoffs just like last year.

With several new players added to the roster this season, the Lady Mustangs continue to have a special camaraderie that is visible when watching the team play on the field.
Despite severe injuries from some of the team’s most experienced players,

Delta entered the game against Butte College with a record of 2-1-2.

“Even though I’m red-shirting this season due to knee surgery; I still expect the team to play hard and go far into the playoffs,” said Goalkeeper Amanda Simonich, 19.
During the team’s final home pre-season game, the Lady Mustangs proved it’s going to be difficult for opponents to match the team’s quickness and ball-handling skills, as the team fought a long, hard battle of defense and missed opportunities.

At halftime the score was 1-0 with Delta controlling the lead after a goal by Maha Walid Abdallah, which happened to be the winning goal.
Head Coach Adrienne Sorenson is entering her 4th season this fall and has confidence in her player’s ability to make adjustments as the Lady Mustangs get ready the Big 8 Conference.

“I felt like we came out just really sluggish today, the second half I felt like we got back to basics…we created some good chances and now we’re just working on consistently finishing those chances, but all-in-all I’m positive and excited,” said

Sorenson.
The team won’t have much time for players to recover from ailments, but judging by its relentless style of play, the Lady Mustangs will find a way to win.

“We’re a little bit banged up right now, so working through some injuries I was able to rest a couple players today which was good…if we come in healthy we’ll be just fine,” said Sorenson.
 The team’s next game will be Friday Sept. 27 at 3:30 p.m. against Sierra College at Sierra’s campus.