The OCAA soccer regular season is only 8 games long. That leaves very little room for error.
Four games in, the Fanshawe Falcons women’s team has 7 of a possible 12 points. It’s not the best result, but head coach James Welsh is happy with his team’s performance so far.
“We’re in a good spot. It’s such a short season. We ask a lot of the girls, new girls every year. We’re not where we need to be but we are getting there.”
Katie Parker scored four goals in Fanshawe’s 5-0 drubbing of Conestoga Wednesday night, and Welsh sure is glad to have that kind of firepower on his side.
“She’s physically powerful and strong and is a great goal scorer. If teams give her time and space, that’s what she’ll do to you. It’s nice to have.”
The Falcons posted a 5-1-2 record last season but were upset in the first round of the playoffs by St. Lawrence College. Welsh says it’s too early to think about playoffs.
“I don’t want to get too far ahead. Our philosophy this year is to just take it one game at a time and get better and better. We’ve got a couple of real tough games still ahead so we want to make sure we take care of those first before we start looking towards the playoffs.”
The Falcons will head to Welland Saturday afternoon to take on the Niagara Knights. Their next home game is September 27th against Sheridan.