Perry’s soccer teams look to compete this season

August 8, 2013

by Tony McGuire — Sports Editor

Perry County Central’s soccer teams promise to be young but competitive in the upcoming season.

The Lady Commodores’ soccer team finished the 2012 season with a 12-6 record. They were competitive in nearly every loss and close to the win in each. This season, they are looking to pull out the win in those close games.

The Lady Commodores lost a large portion of their starters, including most of their scoring output. However, Perry Central had the benefit of large numbers and have many players ready to step up and fill the void. The Lady Commodores will not have any seniors on this year’s squad.

The Lady Commodores will have time to get settled as much of their early schedule is at home. They will finish with a difficult schedule on the road, preparing them for the post season.

The boys’ team finished the 2012 season with an 11-7 record, but finished strong claiming the 14th region title. The Commodores will be looking to rebuild as they lost nine seniors off that championship squad.

The Commodores have always graduated large numbers of players off their teams and managed to rebuild. This year, Perry Central will have good numbers, but will not field a large senior class as only three seniors will return (Jaden Combs, Logan Spencer and Tyler Mullins).

Perry Central will play much of their home schedule early, leaving them to finish the season on the road. The Commodores will have to get strong play from their underclassmen if they are to repeat as region champions.