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June 26, 2013

North girls’ soccer hopes to continue winning ways in 2013

FAIRMONT — North Marion girls’ soccer is set for its second season under the direction of head coach Steve Rodriguez.

Last year, the Huskies shocked many teams, while tallying an 8-7-2 record.

Here, Rodriguez preached attitude, effort and hard work — that’s something the girls bought into right away.

“One of the most important things that I wanted to implement was conditioning,” Rodriguez said. “Being able to compete the whole time without dying off. One of the things that I stressed to the girls is that they needed to get in shape so they can compete the whole match, not just part of the match. That was one of the main things that I told them.

“I also wanted them to be aggressive. I told them that we were going to attack the ball and be aggressive toward the goal all of the time.”

This win-at-all-cost attitude reflected on the team’s demeanor throughout the entire season.

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