Friday, August 24, 2012

UIS men's soccer adds depth after winless year

The University of Illinois Springfield brings a higher level of talent to the 2012 men’s soccer season.

“We’re two deep at pretty much every position and that brings out the competitiveness in practice,” second-year UIS coach Jesse Miech said.

“We’ve made progress all the way around. We’re three deep at forward.”

That increases the chance of UIS spending less time defending, which the Prairie Stars did a lot of during a winless 2011 season. UIS scored just nine goals last fall and was out-shot by opponents 310-137.

“We’re focused on midfield play,” Miech said.

The men's soccer team was featured by the State Journal-Register on August 24, 2012.

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