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‘Fight For Air’ 5K Run/Walk Detailed

By Staff | Aug 24, 2011

Pictured in no particular order are Jennifer Emch, Hannah Glow, Shannon Hoskins, Dallas Mullett, Stephanie Mullett, Allison Ritz, Kayla Robinson, Sydney Smith, Stefanie Tille, Cassadi Wells, Destiny Yoho, Briana Young, and MHS Head Coach Kandi Loy-Kay. (Photo by Bruce Crawford)

After a year’s absence in girls soccer, Magnolia is back in business and ready to get back to business.

Second year Coach Kandi Loy-Kay is starting fresh with only 12 players, so injury and fatigue will play a major role in the success or failure of the program.

Loy is working hard to get her dozen ladies in shape and it’s showing, as all 12 girls are doing everything they can to keep the girls program going.

Senior leadership will come from Dallas Mullett, Kayla Robinson, Jenny Emch, and Cassadi Wells. Mullett will play striker, while Robinson and Emch will control the midfield and Wells will be the sweeper.

With these girls in place, the offense will be clicking on all-cylinders when they put in sophomore Stephanie Mullett and juniors Sydney Smith and Destiny Yoho to bulk up the midfield.

On defense, freshman Shannan Hoskins is at stopper, while Hannah Glow and Allison Ritz will hold down the fullback spots. In the net will be Briana “Lion” Young, while German exchange student Stefanie Tille will fill in at stopper/sweeper and midfield.

“The girls are working really hard and I’m very pleased on how they are coming together as a team. We don’t have the numbers, so injuries and conditioning will definitely play a major part in our success,” said the coach.

Kay doesn’t have an assistant coach this season, but does have players involved in band and cheerleading, which will dwindle the team on a pair of matches. But Kay feels that all the early conditioning will payoff when they have to play short-handed.

You can get a good look at the Lady Eagles when they take on Tyler Consolidated at Hydro Field in New Martinsville Aug. 25 at 5 p.m.