UMD soccer looking to quickly acclimate nine freshman

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It’s the dog days of summer and the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women’s soccer team is taking advantage.

The squad hit to the pitch on Tuesday for their 2nd practice of the season. UMD working quickly to acclimate nine freshmen, for a three non-conference game opening slate.

“Non-conference is an opportunity maybe to give players an opportunity. Whether they are new players, or returning players that are fighting for a lineup spot. Giving them an opportunity to do that, and just get them comfortable with the speed of play and physical level of play,” said head coach Greg Cane.

“For the most part I think it’s going to be really beneficial to see who plays good with who. So then by the time conference starts we will be at our best and ready to go,” claimed senior midfielder Sarah Stange.

UMD is also welcoming back a core class of eight seniors. The team kicks off their season August 25th at home, hosting Michigan Tech.