Cardinals to test inaugual Bulldogs
It's another year for the Eudora Cardinals soccer team. This time around there may be hope for the improvement of the program.
The 2005 schedule puts the Cards in position to see where they stand at this point in the program's existence.
The Cardinals open the season with a rematch of a game that didn't exactly get away, but really never was. Last year's opener against Bishop Seabury Academy saw the Cardinals play some competitive ball, but not a win.
It's a game that coach Erik Peltzman feels pretty good about.
"We played them at Seabury last year," Peltzman said. "We were competitive with them. But the game was called because of the weather. I'm looking forward to that one again."
This year the Cardinals tackle Seabury in the season opener Aug. 26 at Eudora.
The schedule also sees the Cardinals tackling another newcomer to the soccer ranks as the team will play a pair of games against Baldwin. Peltzman said
those games should provide a yardstick to measure his program's progress.
"I'm looking forward to these games because it will help us get a good idea of where we're at compared to other new programs," Peltzman said.
Of course the schedule is not missing tougher games, including a pair of matches with De Soto, one of the more established programs.
But even these games, albeit at times one sided, have some value.
"If we can put up a good fight against a school like that, then I think we've done something," Peltzman said.
The Cardinals play De Soto Sept. 1 at Eudora and for the final game of the year Oct. 20 at De Soto.
2005 Soccer Schedule
Aug. 26: Bishop Seabury Academy at Eudora, 4 p.m.
Aug. 30: Gardner at Eudora, 4 p.m.
Sept 1: De Soto at Eudora, 4 p.m.
Sept. 8: EHS at Turner, 4 p.m.
Sept. 12: Baldwin at Eudora, 4 p.m.
Sept. 15: Paola at Eudora, 4 p.m.
Sept. 19: EHS at Ottawa, 4 p.m.
Sept. 20: EHS at Tonganoxie, 4 p.m.
Sept. 22: EHS at Louisburg, 4 p.m.
Sept. 27: EHS at Gardner, 4 p.m.
Sept. 29: Ottawa at Eudora, 4 p.m.
Oct. 3: EHS at Perry, 4 p.m.
Oct. 10: EHS at Baldwin, 10 a.m.
Oct. 11: EHS at Paola, 4 p.m.
Oct. 17: Louisburg at Eudora, 4 p.m.
Oct. 20: EHS at De Soto, 4 p.m.
Oct. 24-28: Regional Soccer Week.