Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Preps: Wildcats looking for consistency

Wharton's boys, which concludes a run of three games in three days tonight when it faces Gaither, have a winning record, but the Wildcats are looking to find consistency from a young squad that has only three senior starters.

The Wildcats (3-2-0) have graduated two strong classes in the past two years, and 17 players overall, meaning that while there is talent on the squad, the side doesn’t have the experience of recent Wildcat sides.

“We have a lot of youth,” Coach Scott Ware said. “We’re looking for some player, or multiple players, to step up and take a leadership role and get this team playing like we know they can play.”

The Wildcats rallied from a halftime deficit against Bloomingdale to win 3-2 on Tuesday night, leading Ware to say his side played “pretty good for 18 minutes.” Ware hopes his side will build through the regular season and have the experience to fare well when the playoffs come around next month.

“I think we’re getting better each game,” Ware said. “Of course, we’re up and down, but I’m hoping by the time January comes around, the youthful players will have the minutes that they need and start playing some consistent and solid soccer. We need the players to step up.”

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