Massac County High School Lady Patriots soccer coach Brock Frazier finds himself in the same spot that most spring sports coaches are in now … kind of.
Girls’ soccer is played in the spring, so that isn’t out of the norm, but having it crammed into a truncated season and falling right on the heels of volleyball season — and that on the heels of basketball season — is definitely not normal.
Frazier has a nice number of girls out this year and several returnees. Several athletic returnees and an upperclassman for his goalkeeper. Some speedy defensive players and some “field-smart” leaders will help the process get underway.
But like most other coaches, Frazier has had severely limited practice sessions and is starting his season a little behind schedule.
Witness a shutout loss to Marion in the girls’ first game. Massac was missing a handful of players, and they would have made a meaningful difference.
Frazier is sure though that once everyone is on board, they get in a few practices and everyone is in a “soccer frame of mind,” the girls will be all right. Theirs is just a snapshot of all high school sports this year. Thankfully though. practically everyone has gotten to participate in their chosen sport.