Law girls soccer brings back talent to work with young team

Law coach Joaquin Rodriguez goes over strategy with the Law girls' soccer team

Law coach Joaquin Rodriguez goes over strategy with the Law girls' soccer team

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Jonathan Law girls’ soccer coach Joaquin Rodriguez will have extra time to train his players this preseason.

“We had good numbers come out and are playing everyone during our scrimmages,” said Rodriguez, whose team met Bunnell, hosted the Milford (8 team) Jamboree, and will play Lauralton Hall before East Haven visits Lawmen Stadium to open the regular season on Tuesday at 6 p.m. “The Bunnell match was high scoring, and we learned some things. We will keep practicing and then finalize things (the starting lineup).”

Sabrina Lawless, an All-Division C player keeper, and last year’s captain Shelby Green, one of the most talented SCC center midfielders, are back.

“Shelby is very good controlling the ball. She can distribute, she can finish, she can work the ball from one side to the other,” Rodriguez said. “The thing is that everyone knows that, and they tend to crowd her. We want to get her open with new tactics, new formations. We are working on that. She will do well.

“Sabrina returns in goal,” Rodriguez said. “She is communicating well with our backline players. Avery Frank and Molly Reed are senior center backs. Taylor Coretti and Maddy Baronowsky are freshmen backs. We have a couple of freshmen that will get playing time this year. We lost some good seniors (seven). So, we are trying to fill those shoes. We’re getting there.”

Green will be joined in the midfield by Fiona Laskaj, Skylar Cascante, Emily Merenda and Demi Carrapico.

Ely Van Waveren will play up top, along with Carrapico.

“We have an extended preseason, then it will be fast and furious through the end of October,” Rodriguez said. “Our seniors are doing a great job organizing things, and they worked well together with the younger players in the offseason.” Twitter: @blox354