PRUNTYTOWN—Looking to get back to their winning ways after a loss to Bridgeport last Wednesday, the TCMS boys’ soccer team hit the practice field this week to prepare for a couple of familiar opponents.
“This entire week has been nothing but practice,” explained TCMS head coach Travis Uhl. “On Tuesday, we were introduced by the Bearcats’ soccer team before their game against Preston and able to stay in as the ball boys, so that was great. But not having any matches this week has also been nice because we finally get to rest up and get healthy. We’ve also been able work on some of the mistakes that we’ve been making recently.”
Uhl says that the week off from match play has also helped the morale of his team, as they previously played six matches in seven days just the week prior.
“The boys really seem into it right now and are taking steps in the right direction to improve,” he added.
Looking ahead, the Knights host East Fairmont tonight, a team that they are already familiar with as the two teams played earlier this season in Fairmont with the Knights coming away with a 3-0 victory. It will be “pink sock” night for the team as they bring recognition to breast cancer awareness, as well as show support for their fellow student, Keelee Purkey.
On Thursday, the Knights will host their second game in a row, this time against a tough Buckhannon Middle School squad. Uhl knows that with just a few adjustments, his team can challenge the Buccaneers on any given day.
“We lost 5-1 in that first contest and we made some mistakes,” explained Uhl. “They are big, fast, and even though it will be a tall task, we know we can play with them.”
With just a few matches left in the season, Uhl knows what his team needs to focus on to end the season on a positive note.
“We need to get back to where we were before those three losses,” noted Uhl. “We’re going to be working on ball movement and passing in the next couple of games. I’m excited to see how much we improve.”