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Eight seniors will lead this year's Raider girls' soccer team, which hopes to open the season this weekend at the D.C. Everest Tournament in Schofield. From left are, co-captain Nicole Mara, team manager Britta VanGuilder, Hannah Wirth, Sadie Gray, Mariah Fier, Lauren Lingenfelter, Solvei Stenso-Velo, and co-captain Kristin Sobottka. Bob Burrows photo

Raiders soccer team hopes to open season

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Senior co-captains Nicole Mara and Kristin Sobottka said it's been tough on the Raider girls' soccer team being stuck inside for three straight weeks.

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"It's brutal playing in here," Mara said before practice last Thursday in the E.P. Rock Elementary School gym. "There's not a lot of room and the ball moves a lot faster."

Sobottka was even firmer in her assessment.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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