Rain puts a damper on Lady Wildcats’ strong start

Heavy rain over the past week has had an evident impact on the girls’ varsity soccer team, leading to the cancellation of an important game against Vero Beach High School and reducing the momentum of the girls’ strong start to their season.

 “The rain has had a negative influence on our schedule,” junior Claire Rauchfuss said. “Our game was cancelled, and we were all pretty upset about that; Vero Beach has a good soccer program, and the team was looking forward to playing against the quality competition.”

Despite the cancellation and negativity that the rain has provoked, Rauchfuss notes that the weather had some positive effects too. The muddy and soaked soccer fields have added entertainment to the team’s practices and, according to Rauchfuss, contributed to an out-of-the-ordinary team-bonding experience.

 “Though it was difficult to practice on the wet/muddy fields, it was a lot of fun,” she said. “The entire team was having a blast in our struggle to prevent from slipping and making fools out of ourselves on the field. It was hilarious and definitely brought the team together in a special way.”

 The Lady Wildcats are next scheduled to face the Space Coast Jr./Sr. High School Vipers at home tonight at 7 p.m.