Last year was a rough year for the Lady Cougars, but that was a rebuilding year for the young squad.
“We lost one senior, so last year was a rebuilding year. We’re hoping the girls can come together and mesh,” LCHS coach Toby Turpin said
Last year the youth of the team showed up on the field as players who were back ups to the seniors the year before were thrust into the starting lineup.
“We were young, most of it was mental fitness – hopefully this year will be different,” Turpin said.
The losses last year mounted as the young Lady Cougars struggled through the rebuilding year and stumbled to a 4-18 record.
“We couldn’t mesh, we couldn’t get it together last year and after a couple of losses in a row, it almost becomes a methodology and you think your gonna lose,” Turpin said.
But this is a year later. The players are more seasoned and they seem to be ready to take that step in their maturation process.
“We will be shooting for that district title, and always try and win at least 15 games; we’ve done that twice in the last seven years,” Turpin said.
As the season progresses you will see the improvement over last year’s team. Their main goal is to get to that district title, but they will have day by day goals.
“Build per game, and work up to the district tournament,” Coach Turpin.
One of the things that hopefully will help to team as they look to contend for a title is the fans.
“We appreciate the fans coming out, the more fans we get the more these girls get pepped up and it really does motivate them,” Turpin said. “The girls really do benefit from people coming out to watch them.”