Split district decision

Published 9:43 pm Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Troy Parks & Recreation Soccer League’s 9U boys’ and girls’ teams scrimmaged on Thursday night at the Troy Sportsplex to help them prepare for upcoming tournaments. The game ended in a tie, but both teams got a chance to become battle tested by playing the scrimmage.

“We’re looking good,” boys’ head coach Daniel Earles said. “We have very strong players, and we’ve got a good balance.”

Earles was pleased with his team’s effort in the game, and he believes that will go a long way for them in the tournament.

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“Everybody is hustling and playing hard,” Earles said. “All of the guys are working hard out here. We’re all excited and ready to play.”

The boys play this Saturday, and Earles believes his team can perform well at the tournament.

“We’ll just have to see how it goes this Saturday,” Earles said. “These guys have a very good chance of winning. We have excellent assistant coaches that have been great for these guys. I really wouldn’t change anything about this team.”

Meanwhile the girls’ team is preparing for their tournament, but they have a little more time until their debut.

The girls’ team kicks off their action on Nov. 15, and head coach Matt Leverette is ready for their time to shine.

“They played awesome tonight,” Leverette said. “There’s a good distribution of girls on our team. They all play well together. We’re having to put some in goalie and other positions that they haven’t played before, but they’re picking up quickly.”

Leverette said his team has done well together so far, and they have plenty of practice time before their tournament.

“We’re just getting started, and we’re having a fun time,” Leverette said.