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From The Pitch: Third Week of BCC Soccer Brings First Scrimmage
August 20, 2012 - After a weekend off, we all came back to practice fairly rested. It was good to see that all the players who were injured have improved. It was also good when we finally got our uniforms and we started to prepare for our upcoming game. During our practices we did a lot of tactical work, and I was happy to see us improve our game.
But so came Friday and the first scrimmage for this year's Lady Titans, and with a combination of nervousness and excitement we all stepped out on the turf field of MCC; the same field where the nationals are being held at the end of this season - the tournament which we will give it all to play in.
In order to describe how we played in the game I would have to use the word messy. Sadly, I do not mean (Lionel) Messi (the amazing soccer player for Barcelona FC), but messy like in the disordered, untidy and slightly chaotic sense.
But for a team that has had less than two weeks to practice together, I believe that a little confusion is unavoidable. We played a good team and we lost, but we definitely competed on their level. We did a lot of great things and we will take that with us to our next game. We also learned what we need to work on. Building a new team is a process and we are far from perfect. But our goal is to improve our game every day. In the end maybe we will finish our season exactly where we started, at the ground of MCC, and maybe we have gone from messy to Messi.
Until next time,
Lois Edvardsson, a native of Gothenburg, Sweden, is co-captain of the Brevard Community College women's soccer team. The sophomore forward will be a key player as the Titans seek to earn a berth in the Nov. 12-17 NJCAA Division I national tournament, which will be held at Melbourne Central Catholic. She is documenting the Titans' season in a weekly web column called From the Pitch that will continue throughout the 2012 campaign.