Men’s and Women’s Soccer Reflect on the Spring Season


Oliver Kousholt, Staff writer

With the semester slowly coming to an end, men’s and women’s soccer reflects on this year’s spring season.

Being out of season and having less practices with the team, the athletes need to find other ways to stay in shape and prepare for the upcoming season in the fall.

“Other than the team lifts I go to the gym in my spare time,” Clarice Peters, member of the women’s soccer team, said. “This includes both running and lifting with the team or by myself.”

Even though it’s very different from the fall semester, athletes enjoy the contrasts of the spring semester.

“The thing I like the most about the spring season is that there is no pressure and we’re allowed to have fun,” Peters said. “Even though we’re still working hard, it’s easier to see progress within ourselves when there isn’t the pressure to perform well.”

There seems to be mutual agreement from both teams on the positive aspects of the spring season.

“I enjoy that we have more freedom to do what we want,” Hayden Brown, member of the men’s soccer team, said. “When we don’t have as many practices, we are able to play more freely in smaller groups, which helps us stay in shape and improve in a different way than normal practices do.”

The women’s team finished off their spring with an indoor scrimmage against Richard Bland Statesmen which resulted in a 7-0 win for the Cougars.

To round off their spring season, the men’s team take on William Peace Pacers and Wake Tech Eagles in a 3-team tournament, which they have high hopes for.

“I think that we have a good chance of getting a result against both teams,” Brown said. “We have practiced well the last few weeks and we feel confident about our chances in the tournament.”