Lady Bison Soccer Season Update


2022 Lady Bison Soccer Team

Cayleigh Walker

The Lady Bison Soccer team was off to a great start this season winning their first eight games in a row. They outscored their District IX rival, Karns City, 10-1 in their season opener at the Indiana Annual Girls Soccer Tournament. Since the first game of the season, the Lady Bison Soccer team has only lost one game. Head coach Todd Winters has high hopes for his team through the rest of the season: “Winning the Mountain League Championship and District Championship is a huge goal. After that the coaching staff would like to see how far we can get into the PIAA state playoffs.”

Although the Lady Bison Soccer team has had a great start to their season, Coach Winters is looking forward to improvements that the team can make as it continues: “It’s important that the girls learn from the mistakes and successes that they have had in the first half of the season.  There needs to be increased communication on the field and more focus.” Coach Winters says that he also is feeling good going into the second half of the season as the team is starting to play better as a unit. He says the girls really need to focus for the second half of the season and put a full 80 minutes of play together.

Coach Winters feels “our team matches up well against most of our opponents in the Mountain League and District IX.  Hopefully we can move into state playoffs and see how the girls compare to some other teams.”  The Lady Bison Soccer team previously played DuBois Area, losing 3-1. Coach Winters says that DuBois as well as Hollidaysburg have been their toughest competition so far. They have Altoona coming up which will be a test to them, according to the head coach.

Coach Winters expresses many positives of the team this year. “Having a large group of freshmen coming in and having the ability to field a full JV squad is a change, but a good one.  Having the ability to do full-sided scrimmages has helped both the Varsity and JV teams.” Coach Winters hopes that some of the seniors in this especially large group will further their soccer careers at the collegiate level. The Lady Bison Soccer team has a 10-1 record with seven in-season games left. They have high hopes of continuing their season through the PIAA state playoffs.