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Soccer season to begin soon

Alex Merrifield

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With a new coach and a new year, the Bruins soccer team is preparing for a fresh season in which they will face high level competition such as Jenks and Owasso among others. The Bruins are looking to improve this year to advance further in the playoffs than ever before.

Since practice began in early January, the team has been working on numerous things, including passing and touches. The practices have a new feel to them with a new coach at the helm, Jamie Peterson, also of Oklahoma Wesleyan.

“The new practices have been more focused and we have harder drills,” junior goalkeeper Jaren Dolsky said.

Dolsky feels that because of the new atmosphere around the program, there is a good chance that the team advances further into the playoffs than Bruins soccer has in a long time.

“I think we have a great chance at advancing further than new have in the recent years,” Dolsky said.

Other players such as Jonah Fenstermaker believe that because of the leadership on the team and the work being put in during practice there is a solid chance for the Bruins to advance far.

“Hunter Jenkins, Spencer White and Andre Johnson have been leaders on the team,” Fenstermaker said. “We have made significant improvement and have been working hard this preseason and have been progressing a lot.”

To start the season, the Bruins will have to go on the road for the next two games, facing Sand Springs and Booker T. Washington after last week’s season opener at Metro Christian. The first home game will not be until March 21, when the Bruins face off against the Bishop McGuinness Irish. Following the battle with the Irish, the Bruins will have two more home games, taking on Jenks and Ponca City.

Following these mid-season battles, the Bruins will take on five more opponents, including Stillwater on senior night-April 21. The team has a lot of seniors who will be playing in their last match at Custer stadium, looking to go out on top one last time.

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