Lady Jags Soccer Annual Alumni Game Set For Saturday

August 10, 2012 · Filed Under Softball · Comment 

The Jaguar Soccer team will unofficially open its 2012 season with the annual Alumni game. The Jags will take on USA Soccer Alumni at The Cage on Saturday evening at 7pm.

The Jags will officially open the season against Nicholls State on Friday August 17 when they begin their non-conference schedule. Last year, the Lady Jags scored five goals against the alumni with returning midfielder Morgan Motes scoring one of them. This game will serve as a soft opening to the season.

Head Coach Mike Varga spoke about his team. “The biggest difference this year, as opposed to the past two, is that we have a lot of returning players who have two years of experience. We’ve moved along a lot faster than we have in the past couple of years. We still have a long way to go, but I’m happy with our progress and I think we’re where we need to be at this point.”

Lots of rain last season led to less than ideal playing surface last year at The Cage, but it did not stop fans, parents and Alumni from participating in the annual event. “I’ve gotten confirmation from about 30 (alumni) saying they’re coming back,” Varga explained. “They’re actually talking a little smack that they’re going to come and compete well against us. Usually, in the first 10 minutes, they do a pretty good job and then fade the last 80, but it’s always fun to see the girls and the guys that played and have a history here. It should be a lot of fun, and hopefully the weather will hold off.”

All home soccer matches are free to ALL attendees throughout the season. The Cage is located on Old Shell Road just east of Stanky field and next to the Lady Jaguar Softball Field.