KFYR-TV Sports The University of Mary women’s soccer team entered the season with high expectations after qualifying for the NSIC playoffs.
Their conference is not an easy one to win, but in order to succeed, the Marauders say they need to maintain momentum throughout the full 90 minutes.
"I think all it is, is playing our game, the whole way out,” says senior forward, Caylin Cathey. “You know we can't just have a good first half, we have to carry that into our second half, and I think we did that pretty well against Moorhead. You know we were 0-0 at half and then we came out second half, just firing and ready to go. We knew we needed to get that goal and then maintain our same energy throughout the rest of the half, and so I think that's what's important with conference play because our league is so tight, and anything can happen."
All teams are a work in progress, but Head Coach, Sarah Cook, says she likes the mix of veterans and newcomers.
"We have a lot of the same returners from last year, but there's a few spots where, you know, we're brand new. So I think we've figured out some of those types of things. And then we've also learned that we can be very versatile in terms of our shape, how we're playing, so those are things that we've learned, and it's early on in the Northern Sun," said Cook.
The Marauders continue conference at home this weekend when they host Minnesota Crookston and Bemidji State.