Cyclones attempt to snag victories
By Jessica Nilsson
photo by Tommy Yang
Cyclone Michael Stoeger fights to score against
the Silver Lake College Pheasants Sept. 21.
The UW-Fox Cyclones ended their season with a brutal loss to UW-Fond du Lac 2-4 on Oct. 10.
Prior to their season closer, the Cyclones fell short 0-6 versus UW-Marathon Oct. 8.
The losses were two of many this season as the Cyclones struggled to uphold their title as 2011's Wisconsin Collegiate Conference champions.
The fall season began with several new faces this year, with one returning player sophomore Kacie Weddig.
The team got off to a rocky start this season compared to their previous stretch.
"All the players have been playing competitively, but we're not as strong as previous years [and are] struggling to win games," coach Pao Lor said.
The season opener ended with an 8 to 1 loss against Milwaukee Area Technical College with freshman Gabe Michaels scoring the lone goal for the Cyclones.
"It's hard because we don't have the numbers we did last year, but overall I think everyone's put in the effort they need to," Weddig said.
The losses continued in the next games with a score of 1 to 5 against UW-Waukesha.
Freshman Alberto Tenorio and Michael Stoeger fought through the rain scoring goals for the team, but were unsuccessful taking a hit 2 to 5 against Silver Lake College.
The next three games ended with devastating losses for the Cyclones 0 to 7 against UW-Washington, 2 to 5 against UW-Richland, and 0 to 13 against UW-Sheboygan.
Despite the losses, the players looked forward to not only winning, but having fun with their fellow teammates.
"I honestly think this season's more fun, even though we're not winning," Weddig said.
"Everyone's nice off the field, too. Everyone can joke around and stuff," defensive midfielder Alberto Tenorio said.
The team has persevered throughout the season despite having fewer players.
"We need to focus on the basics, how to play defense individually and as a team, keep the game simple and avoid making miscues," Lor said.
With a small number of players, many members of the team had to double up on defense, midfielder and forward positions.
These players include freshmen Alberto Tenorio, Michael Stoeger, Derrick Hooeyman, Phuspa Sebedim, NuNtshia lo, Gabe Michaels and sophomore Kacie Weddig.
Freshmen Brian Peterson played on defense, Ben Brooker as a season forward and Blayne Lanser as the team's goalkeeper.
For stats, schedules and game summaries from this season, visit the UW-Fox athletics department website www.uwfox.uwc.edu/athletics/index.html.