Tuning up for soccer season

By Donald McLeod

The South Central Hurricanes of the Winnipeg Women's Soccer League have been working out in preparation for the coming season.

"We have been doing indoor conditioning at Garden Valley Collegiate. We have been working out all of March," said coach Celso Arevalo. "We have been getting 10 or 11 players out each time."

The Hurricanes finished fourth in the second division last season.

Arevalo said that the majority of players from last season are returning, but there are four or five new players who have been coming out as well.

"We will be concentrating on improving our scoring. The last two seasons that has been a problem," he said.

"Our defenders and midfielders have done very well. We need to get more scoring. We want to train some players to score."

The Hurricanes worked out this past Monday and will also be training April 22, 27 and 29.

They will have a preseason match against Portage May 2 in Portage. Arevalo said hoped they can host a home preseason game with Portage as well, depending on local field conditions.

He said the club welcomes any players interested in coming out.

"We welcome players from Morden, Altona, Carman, Winkler and the entire area. We are not just a Winkler team," he said.

"We want to keep the sport alive in this area. We also welcome anyone who may want to join our board. Henry Enns is president and Erin Thiessen is secretary/treasurer. There are also two others on the board."

Should you be interested in joining the Hurricanes organization let Arevalo know. You may contact him at 822-4348 or 384-0888 for more information on the club.

The Winnipeg Women's Soccer League provides some fast and exciting action.

Last season, the Hurricanes were in the thick of the battle for top spot in league standings throughout the season. If they can come up with more offensive punch this season they are capable of challenging for top spot in Second division standings.