Eau Claire (WQOW) -- The Eau Claire North girls soccer team will try to do something this season that the Huskies have never accomplished--win the Big Rivers Conference title.
The Huskies have come close a number of times. North finished third in the BRC last year, before the Huskies 2012 season came to an end with a heartbreaking, double-overtime loss to River Falls in a WIAA Division 1 regional final.
With 16 letterwinners back, including six seniors, North has a talented and experienced core returning.
"We set high goals so that we don't underestimate ourselves," says Huskies senior forward Nuavana Staack, "so we want to see those goals met. And with this group of girls, we are going to do a really good job this season."
"I think that we have a group here that can potentially accomplish that," says North head coach Terry Albrecht, "everybody is going to have their say as far as wins and losses in the Big Rivers, it's just who can stay healthy and who can perform the best and make things happen."
Albrecht says that with an experienced team, the Huskies can change their style of play.
"We're going to be a little more aggressive than we have been in the past," says Albrecht, "we have a lot more team speed, a lot more skill. So with that experience that we gained from last year, I think that's going to translate into a more offensive style from us."
"We want to come out ever game knowing that they want to be scared of us because we want to play our best," says Huskies senior midfielder Jazmyne Hazelton, "we need to just do the little things right. That's what our main goal is."
North has had a pair of games postponed already. The next scheduled game for the Huskies is Tuesday, when North will host Menomonie.
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