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Men’s soccer shows better commitment

The men’s soccer team started off the season with a 6-3 record.
The team has one game left before they will play their first conference game against Illinois Wesleyan University at home on Oct. 4 at 3:30 p.m.
Senior captains Danny Campagna and Nathan Kyes said they are less than proud of how the team finished up last season.
With a 1-6 conference record to look back on, they hope for a better outcome this year.
“There were a couple off the field issues,” said Kyes. “Guys were not fully invested in winning, but we have changed the way we approached the off season”
So far their record shows more wins than losses, but a conference game has yet to have been played.
Kyes says that beginning in these next two weeks each game will get tougher and more competitive than the last.
An obstacle for the team will be to not get discouraged if the team is not the first on the board.
“We do not do as well when we do not score first,” said Kyes. “Every time we have scored first we have won.”
This was evident in their game against Central when Danilo Panici scored 13 minutes in to earn them a 1-0 win.
“We are a closer knit team this year,” said Campagna. “This year we are like a family whereas last year we were like friends.”
The two captains said that there has been a change of heart for the team.
The new assistant coach, Joe Sagar, has helped to run more organized practices and has a belief that they can win every game.
“It will be a rough physical game,” said Campagna. “They won last year, they are a good skilled team.”

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Men’s soccer shows better commitment