PRESTONSBURG – After capturing the 57th District championship and finishing runner-up in the 15th Region in 2015, the Prestonsburg High School girls’ soccer team is looking to carry some momentum over into its latest campaign.
The 2016 season has arrived for the Prestonsburg Lady Blackcats, who faced a challenging preseason slate.
“Our preseason went fairly well,” Prestonsburg Coach Paul Burchett confided. “We had some ups and downs, but the girls have worked hard and are ready to get started.”
Prestonsburg had the opportunity to face seven different opponents during a busy preseason.
“We played well in the Soccer-rama on August 6, winning all four of our games against Belfry, Hazard, Estill County and Johnson Central,” Burchett noted. “On August 13, we played three short scrimmages against West Virginia teams Spring Valley, Winfield and Cabell Midland. All three were very tough teams, and a lot of things that we weren’t doing as well as we thought showed. We lost all three of those games, but we were competitive and it was good to see the areas that we really need more work. We had a very successful season in 2015 and we are looking to continue that success this year. We have several returning starters and several newcomers that we are excited about.”
Prestonsburg entered the week set to visit Belfry on Tuesday evening. The Lady Blackcats are scheduled to host Sheldon Clark for a home opener on Thursday.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.