Hoosiers Season Preparations Well Underway
Aug. 10, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Head coach Mick Lyon and the Indiana women's soccer team have had six full days of practice and training already as the season quickly approaches this weekend. The Hoosiers will entertain Valparaiso on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Armstrong Stadium in an exhibition match before opening its season at home on Aug. 21 against Wright State.
The Hoosiers started workouts and training on Aug. 5 and have utilized a variety of facilities in their preparations. While their own practice field is having new turf put in place, the team has been working out on the artificial surface inside Memorial Stadium, home of the IU football team. With that, come the chance to get a firsthand look at the brand new North End Zone facility, which is something that Lyon says inspires the team to work extra hard.
"What a site to see the new end zone first thing in the morning, it's beautiful and a treasure for our football team. No doubt the team is inspired to train in that stadium. We will hopefully get on to our new surface next week. Training so far has been excellent."
From a players perspective, the training appears to be going well and the team is really looking forward to putting it all together for the first time this Saturday against Valparaiso.
"So far the team looks good. We have all come out every practice and have been ready to work. We haven't had any setbacks and everyone is fighting for those starting positions. But everyone is really out her helping each other and playing for each other," said Jessica Boots, one of three co-captains for the Hoosiers this season.
To watch a brief interview with Boots about the upcoming match as well as how training has gone so far, click here.
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