In the Saddle — Kelli Korleski

CHICKASHA – Halfway through the soccer season, junior Kelli Korleski said the Drover women are on the path to success.

“I think we’re doing really well,” she said. “We’ve only lost two games, one that’s a conference game. It’s the best the women’s team has done so far. I think we’re headed for a good season.”

The women were 9-2 as of press time, and strong on almost all sides of the field. The one weakness, Korleski said, was with plays like corner kicks and free kicks.

“As a team, I think we need to work on set plays,” she said. “Other than that, I think we’re a pretty decent team, and we have a lot going for us.”

As a defender, Korleski has a crucial role on the team, but she doesn’t get to add to the team’s goals — at least not most of the time. She scored two goals this season, including a career first header.

“It was pretty exciting because I never get to score,” she said. “I was just there at the right time at the right place.”
 
On Saturday, the Drovers along with USAO’s chapter of Colleges Against Cancer will be hosting a first ever soccer Pink Game, where the players and fans alike will be sporting pink to raise cancer awareness. Games begin at 1 p.m.
 

Published: Oct. 13, 2011

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