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The Titusville girls soccer program is hoping to rebound this year behind some sound athletes, but they are not exactly in an easy region.
“North East is always tough and CASH won it last year,” said Rocket head coach Kim Wheeling. “So I’m sure they’ll be tough again, we also have Corry and Franjklin. I think we’ll be very competitive with all of them. I’m hoping if we keep improving we can be up at the top. We haven’t been there in a long time so….”
They began the season with a big double overtime win. They then visited a tough Dragon squad up in Warren losing
“We played ok. Warren is tough and we scored two goals. Tonight (against Oil City) was a good team win, everybody got a chance to play. There were a lot of give and go’s that were good. A lot of team effort on the goals.”
Wheeling hopes if they continue to improve, they will be in the mix come the end of the season.
“Team chemistry is an asset. We work a lot on communication in practice and we’re still trying to work on that on the field… so that we’re talking to each other more knowing where to put the ball and that a ball is coming,” Wheeling said. “There are always things to improve on, but they’re doing well with passing the feet and giving it back in a give and go.
"Our center (midfielders) are directing traffic and starting to get our wings into the play and our defense is even coming up through. I tell them anyone can score so the defenders - I tell them if you see open space take it.”
Addison Burliegh, who scored the game winner in last week's overtime thriller, took a breakaway right down the field to score in the opening seconds on Tuesday.
The goal set the tone for the 11-0 blowout.
Wheeling saw improvement on corner kicks in the second game. “Every game is a learning experience,” she said.
The Rockets traveled to play on the grass field in Sharon on Thursday coming home with a 5-0 victory.
They are hosting West Forest today at 11 a.m..
Some of this story was written for the Titusville News Journal, we updated here to reflect the Sharon game.
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