INDIAN LAND — After a triple-overtime defeat in the state championship last season, members of the Indian Land’s boys’ varsity soccer team are confident they can get back on top.
“We had seven of the 11 starters graduate from last year’s team, but we see it as an advantage having new players on the field,” coach Adam Cole said. “To us, it is a reloading year, not a rebuilding one.”
Cole says his team knows the importance of dictating the pace foropponents.
“We need to keep the ball out of the backfield and (be) more central,” senior Mason Huebsch said. “Coach Cole makes it a priority to work hard and play as a team.”
The team kicks off its season March 12 at Camden Military.
Girls build on success
After its best year in school history, Indian Land’s girls’ varsity team has high expectations.
“Nine seniors are returning, so we definitely have experience on our side,” coach Mark Bonda said.
“We are a more offensive minded team,” Bonda said. “We play heavy on top so we can get to the other team’s end. It is important we try to confuse the other team. We practice what we play – a fast-paced and conditioned style.”
The team starts its season March 12 at home against Sun Valley.
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