23 Aug

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Women’s Soccer Prepared For New Season

The Texas Soccer team huddles before a game.

The Texas women's soccer team huddles before a game. (Photo: Patrick Meredith/Univ. Of Texas).

HANG TOUGH

THE WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM IS PREPARING FOR THIS SEASON AT A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.

By Carlo Bligh

A common sentiment is spreading like wildfire through the women’s locker room — hard work leads to satisfying results.

Since the arrival of coach Angela Kelly in 2012, the women’s soccer team is working harder than ever in hopes to see better results in 2013.  But exceeding the standards put into place by the team last season stands to be a difficult task.

During the regular season, the Longhorns will face six teams that competed in last season’s NCAA Championship tournament. And while some coaches create schedules that guarantee a winning record, others itch for a fight. Kelly is the latter.

“I made the schedule that way,” Kelly stated. “I learned in my playing career that you have to play the best to be the best.”

Make no mistake — Kelly wants a winning streak.

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