Due to Hurricane Dorian, Florida Tech men’s soccer canceled a trip to Georgia for an exhibition game against Young Harris College scheduled for Friday, Aug. 30.
Senior midfielder Luca Campanini said the team was disappointed when they heard the trip to Georgia was canceled.
“We have been on trips like these over the past couple of years, and they are always full of laughs and great team bonding,” Campanini said.
The men’s team is also missing out on another game that was scheduled for Sept. 5 at Rollins College against Wingate.
Campanini said the cancellations are “tough” but also feels that it is just a matter of how the team handles the situation.
“This transition period is gonna be very important and we need to stay fit during the time off,” Campanini said. “As soon as it’s passed we will get straight back to work.”
The women’s soccer team hasn’t had to cancel any games, but they are losing nearly a week of practice.
Senior midfielder Brittany Etrick said the storm is putting a curve on the team’s training plans.
“We tried to have a really good practice Friday morning and our coach told us to maintain what we’ve been working for by doing abs and bodyweight exercises that we can do inside,” Etrick said.
The women’s team is scheduled for a game against Flagler on Sept. 7, but Etrick said they might not be able to practice before game time.
“It’s very important players try to maintain themselves during this time away,” Etrick said.
Despite the lack of practice, Etrick remains confident that she and the team will be ready for the game.
“It’s all about adapting to circumstances and this is just another circumstance we can’t control,” Etrick said. “So we are just gonna have to take initiative and adapt the best way we can and I know all of the girls will.”