Missi Carpenter, Contributing Writer
With a great group of new players coming in this year as well as a solid group of returners, Kristina Corona, head coach of the University of Dallas women’s soccer team, is hopeful about success in the conference tournament this season Corona gave her thoughts on the team and the upcoming games. Even after a tough loss to Trinity in the conference opener, she remained optimistic: “Each game is a new challenge and only with their continued work ethic and commitment will we continue to grow as a team and a family.” The team came together to win their second conference game against Southwestern University using that work ethic to come from behind and turn the game into a victory for the Crusaders. Corona also commented on her approach and the team policy: “Overall, the team strategy is to give a 100 percent effort regardless what that looks like for each player.”
As the season progresses into its final third, Corona is confident that her players will step up to the plate and give their best effort. She spoke to the players about working to the best of their ability all the time, a talk that the players will be sure to keep in mind in the upcoming games. Corona also complimented the team, acknowledging that “every player brings a different mentality and role to this unique group of young women.”
Continuing to discuss her role as coach, she stated, “I am looking to push them to their highest potential and support them with my guidance as the head coach.” The Crusaders play at home at 4:30 p.m. today against Hardin-Simmons University. They continue conference play on Friday and look forward to playing up to their highest potential and succeeding as a team.