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Spring training in the fall
CHS, L-E girls work on their soccer skills with club team
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SARAH ANNE SEMPLE sends a shot toward the goal during a LCSC-Kershaw 95 Lady Strikers practice. Semple is a sophomore at Camden High.
Lessons learned in the late summer heat and the coolness of the fall should benefit both the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin high school girls’ soccer program come the start of practice for the spring season in the winter.Thanks to a joint effort by the Lexington County Soccer Club, a first-year girls’ U17 (17-year-olds) team has been formed with now includes players from teams on both sides of the Wateree River. The Lady Strikers compete in a league with squads from Aiken, Columbia, Spartanburg, Greenville and Summerville and are off to a 3-1 start.Former Furman and Coastal Carolina player, Robert Hunter, is the head coach of the fledgling program which list nine players from L-E and six from Camden on a Lady Strikers roster which is made up mostly of players who have not reached their 16th birthday. The native of England also has a pair of 13-year-olds on his team which is getting their collective feet wet in the competitive world of club soccer.Hunter and his family moved to Myrtle Beach when he was 10 and he played for Myrtle Beach High.