Bulldog soccer back on fall pitch for first time since 2019

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On Monday the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women’s soccer team returned to the practice pitch ahead of their first regular season since 2019.

While the Bulldogs 2020 season was canceled, they did get the unique opportunity to play this spring, kicking off in nine scrimmages.

Ranked number 11 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) preseason coaches poll UMD, and conference Player to Watch Holly Kaboord, plan to use that recent action to get the ball rolling early this fall.

"There were two things significant about our spring season," head coach Greg Cane explained. "One, we tried a complete new formation, and the women loved it. Then, mentally, we focused on one particular element and that was our compete level elevating. It really created a really good mentality in our team."

Senior forward Kaboord added, "it feels so good to be back. I know we were all working hard this summer, and to be back as a big group, I think it’s been amazing."

The Bulldogs are set to open up their season September 2nd visiting Michigan Technological University. They’ll host Rockhurst Univeristy September 10th for their home opener.