After suffering a 1-0 second round defeat to Cosumnes River College in the California Community College Athletic association tournament last November, the Delta College Lady Mustangs soccer team is back to work as they begin to prep for a deeper run this upcoming season.
“ I have big expectations this year as the girls are working five days a week. Working on chemistry and connecting on the field. You can see how hungry they are after falling short last season” Said Head Coach Adrienne Sorenson
Whether it’s going on hikes in Yosemite or practicing on the football field from 12:00 to 2:30, these ladies are making every single minute count.
Working on passes, shots, footwork and conditioning seems to pay off as the ladies had a scrimmage game against Holy Names University on April 12. Even though the Mustangs fell 1-0 they came away from the game with more confidence then they went in.
“I thought we were going to lose 4-0, but we held our ground and played tough, so a 1-0 loss is not bad.” Said freshman Marisa Sanchez.
“I was nervous at first but as the game went on I relaxed, I actually scored
twice, but we were offsides, so they didn’t count,” said freshman Tiffany Sauza.
While training the team also has a Mustang team clinic, in which they take time to train hopeful future lady Mustangs from the age of 10-12. It is a four session that starts at 5pm and ends at 7pm and is held on Delta College campus on Lawrence Dericco football field. The dates are on Monday March 12, 19 and Tuesday march 27. For information you can send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
The lady Mustangs have also have built quite a following with social media scene. Posting pictures and videos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter of daily activities and games they play. Most recently a picture was posted as they were supporting the Men’s Baseball team playoff run.
“You can follow us on our Facebook page at San Joaquin Delta women’s soccer. Our Instagram is Delta College_wsoccer, and ourTwitter is Delta_SOC,” said Sorenson.
“Come by and check us out this coming season” added name” we will make you proud,” said Sanchez.
Whether all the time and hard work will pay off this year, only time will tell, stay tuned for updates in the future.