Tor­na­does tak­ing shape as sea­son pro­gresses

Short-staffed squad drops 5-1 de­ci­sion to Wey­burn, but plenty of op­ti­mism as play­offs near

Moose Jaw Times Herald - - SOCCER - RANDY PALMER

al­most from scratch. That things have reached the point they have is a sign of player ded­i­ca­tion to the sport when it comes to prac­tice and learn­ing how to play the game at that level, Swan­son said.

“We have five or six play­ers who have never played soc­cer this year and it’s just in­cred­i­ble the growth they’ve shown in such a short time, es­pe­cially de­fen­sively,” he added. “That’s quite a jump for some­one who’s not used to the ag­gres­sion that’s part of soc­cer, the ag­gres­sive na­ture of try­ing to at­tack for the ball. They’re get­ting an un­der­stand­ing of how that works and that’s the kind of pos­i­tive growth we’ve seen.”

The Moose Jaw league sea­son con­tin­ues this week­end with a full slate of games on Satur­day. Ac­tion gets un­der­way at 11 a.m. as Este­van takes on Swift Cur­rent at Canada Games West and Cen­tral meets Wey­burn at Canada Game East.

The 1 p.m. games fea­ture Este­van vs. Wey­burn at Canada Games West and Pea­cock bat­tles Swift Cur­rent at Canada Game East.

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