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Lady Comets making strides in soccer

By RYAN ARENA
L’Observateur

LAPLACE — The St. Charles Lady Comets are 4-6 on the soccer field so far this season, and SCC coach Travis Trepagnier believes his players are starting to develop some of the instincts needed to thrive on the soccer field.

“I think we’re seeing a nice improvement within the girls in terms of knowledge of the game,” Trepagnier said. “They’ve had multiple coaching changes over the past couple years, and that set them back. The chemistry isn’t quite there yet, but I think we’re a more talented team this season.”

The Comets most recently fell 6-0 to Haynes, but the second-year Comets coach said he saw some positives.

“They capitalized on some mistakes we made, but we also played well at times,” Trepagnier said.

“I think, to play a team of that caliber, our girls have to get used to that level of play. The space they’ve been used to having with the ball wasn’t there (against Haynes).”

One player off to a scorching start is striker Reagan Dufour, who has already scored 15 goals this season.

“She’s probably been our most outstanding player so far,” Trepagnier said. “We’ve got district coming up, and hopefully she can keep it going.”

The district season will offer a wealth of valuable experience for an SCC squad boasting just two senior players among its starting group.

“I think down the road, this group can have a lot of success,” Trepagnier said. We’ve got district matches and three friendlys (non-district contests), and I think we have the opportunity to scratch out a few more wins.”