Fresno State Soccer Shifts Focus to Season Opener
Aug. 17, 2014
By: Kimberly Fisher
Game 1 Fresno State (0-0-0) vs Eastern Washington (0-0-0)
Game 2 Fresno State (0-0-0) vs Gonzaga (0-0-0)
FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State soccer team finished its third and final inner squad scrimmage Sunday afternoon as they now look to take on the Eastern Washington Eagles this Friday at Bulldog Stadium. After six consecutive season openers on the road, the `Dogs look forward to a home opener to begin their 2014 season as they head into their final week of fall camp preparation.
With this 2014 team packed with newcomers, the scrimmages provided an opportunity for the Bulldogs to gain familiarity with each other in game-like situations. Although Friday will be the first time the `Dogs challenge an opposing team other than their teammates, they look forward to it with confidence and excitement.
"Not only are they working cohesively," head coach Brian Zwaschka said. "But we've got so many new people and we knew that was going to be the biggest challenge, so we're absolutely thrilled for the idea of us coming together with some continuity so quickly. The girls are really buying in and you can hear it even today when both teams were really going for the win."
With the challenge of welcoming so many newcomers as well as assistant coach Sean Steele to the squad, the `Dogs have managed to come together and work hard as a unit in just a few short weeks to prepare for their upcoming season.
"Everyone gave a really good effort," Zwaschka said. "So we feel like we have some excellent information to complete our training this week before we play for real on Friday."
Knowing that Friday's season opener will surface new challenges and emotions, the Bulldogs are prepared and eager to get their season going.
Join the `Dogs Friday at 7 p.m. as they kick off their 2014 season at Bulldog Stadium against Eastern Washington then again on Sunday as they take on Gonzaga at noon.
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