Wolverines get a jump on new season

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With two exhibition games won and behind them, the UVU women’s soccer team is ready to take on the 2009 season.

UVU lost a few seniors last season, but coach Brent Anderson says, “We have a great core of players returning this season and we’ve added some great recruits.”

The 2009 season marks the first season that UVU women’s soccer is officially in the Great West Conference. Being in the new conference gives UVU a challenge with some new teams.

“The schedule is good and strong in general,” says Anderson. “We’re playing some great teams and the girls are very excited for the possibilities that the new conference holds.”

The Wolverines kicked off their pre-season on August 12 against Westminster College where they shut them out 2-0 taking their first win. A few days later on August 17 UVU played their second exhibition game against Weber State, also taking a win of 5-1.

With these games behind them Anderson says, “They have come in physically and mentally prepared to compete. They took the off-season seriously and prepared themselves.”

Anderson promises this season to be a little different and encourages fans to come see what’s new. “We’ve made a couple of modifications to our system of play. It’s more attacking style, quicker pace style of soccer and more exciting to watch,” says Anderson.

Anderson also promises “If they come out we’ll put on a good performance for them. Were very excited about the crowd we do get and hope that continues.”

The lady Wolverines’ first home game of the regular season is September 4 against Wyoming.