Lakers season about development

Lakers senior girls soccer coach focused on developing each player

SHELBY FERLEYKO OF the Pen High Lakers takes on a Salmon Arm Jewel during AAA South Okanagan High School soccer at Pen High. Ferleyko and the Lakers lost 6-0 at home Wednesday against the South Kamloops Titans.

SHELBY FERLEYKO OF the Pen High Lakers takes on a Salmon Arm Jewel during AAA South Okanagan High School soccer at Pen High. Ferleyko and the Lakers lost 6-0 at home Wednesday against the South Kamloops Titans.

This season for the Pen High Lakers girls soccer team is about developing.

After three games, the Lakers are winless, their most recent, a 6-0 defeat to the South Kamloops Titans on Wednesday at home. In their games, the Lakers have managed to score two goals.

Against the Titans, Lakers coach Richard Morgan liked the effort his team put in. During the second half he experimented with his lineup, but the tinkering didn’t deliver the results he hoped for.

Morgan said his goal for the season is to keep the program alive. While he had 22 players sign up, less than half showed up for practice.

“I’m trying to build something positive,” said Morgan. “I’m trying to develop each individual.”

Morgan is very focused on giving the players a good experience, which included a trip to Dairy Queen after one of their games.

The Lakers have a core who have played in Pinnacles FC, while they have another seven with limited experience over the last five years.

The Lakers next game is in Mt. Boucherie on April 27.