Coaches talk Homecoming results

Gustavo Zogobi and Stephanie Figueroa

Many Lakeland teams played during Homecoming weekend, some were successful, other not. Various coaches were interviewed about the sporting events that took place, here are their responses:

Women’s Tennis team:
The Women’s tennis team did not compete over homecoming weekend. Next competition is Friday at the Sports Core at 4 p.m., according to Coach Tammy Utley.

Men’s Golf team:
Freshman men’s golfer Austin Hansen tied for 27th place out of more than 160 golfers and 31 teams competing in the event. The future is bright for Hansen, according to Coach Sam Schroeder

Men’s Soccer team:
“I thought that we played really well the first half and put ourselves in a good position to get a result. We were well organized defensively, and had a couple good moments going forward. The early goal at the start of the second half really swung momentum their way. At the end of the day, we gave up too many opportunities on set-pieces and they capitalized on those chances. Good thing is we are still 1-1 in conference and excited for our match this Wednesday against Wisconsin Lutheran,” said Coach Adam Galla.

Women’s Soccer team:

“Over homecoming weekend, the women’s soccer team was on the road at Dominican University. Dominican is highlighted to take third in our conference, so going into the match we knew it would be a battle. Our program is in the rebuilding stages and from a coach prospective, I’m only concerned about seeing daily progress and watching our program become competitive instead of results and score lines. During this particular game our team demonstrated we are capable of being competitive and competing at a high level. We held them scoreless for the first 30 minutes of play, leaving Dominican frustrated and their coach questioning his players abilities. Our new ability to execute scouting reports, tactics and being cleaner technically is something I have not seen in our program. Therefore we were successful at Dominican this weekend. If you’re not a LC women’s soccer fan, you should become one,” said Coach Kim Kriese.