Kourtne Buck looks to fend off a challenge from a Fleetwood player in the first game of the annual 'play day' held at Upper Perk last Thursday.
According to Julia Duemler, the effort the Upper Perkiomen showed in last year's season-ending loss will help propel the 2015 team to great things.
Though the Indians lost 4-3 to New Hope–Solebury at Palisades High School in the District One Class AA playoffs, they rallied from a three-goal deficit to force double overtime.
"That was the best game we played all season because we fought back," Duemler said. "I walked off the field with a real good feeling."
She says that optimism remains among the Indians, who open their season with a non-league game on the road against Souderton at 10 a.m. on Sept. 4....
Upper Perk defensemen Jacob Votta and Dylan Reinford team up on a Wilson High School ball carrier in last Thurday night's scrimmage.
The experience is there, the game plan and system are in place, and from the appearances of the offseason and early goings of the 2015 season; the will to improve is there as well.
The only thing missing, according to second-year Upper Perkiomen head coach Tom Hontz – is depth.
"It's no secret we have to keep everyone healthy," Hontz said of his squad that has 48 players listed on the program, including JV and varsity players. "The lack of depth is the one thing which will keep us from competing with the Spring-Fords and Perk Valleys in the league, because they can just wear our front guys down....