After graduating several big guns from last year, the Dogies were hard at work to find their stride as the 2018 season got underway two weeks ago. Despite the fact that spring officially begins this week, a snowy winter has left its mark on the fields, so the squad has had to try to prepare indoors for their opening quadrant contest with the Douglas Bearcats this Thursday.
The season opener was originally scheduled to happen in Newcastle, but because the field will not be ready, it was decided that it would be best to flip flop venues for the game.
“It’s kind of been a rough start to our season,” head coach Josh Peterson sighed. “It’s hard to be inside with that many kids in a little gym, and to get a feel of what a soccer field is going to be like in those close quarters, so that’s been the biggest struggle.”