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05 / 29

Hoops Prepare For Midweek Tilt in West Virginia

WRITTEN BY: Jeremy Sampson
PUBLISHED ON: May 29, 2018

The Lansing United men (3-0-1) look to remain unbeaten in their first PDL season as they travel to take on the West Virginia Chaos Wednesday night.

While head coach Nate Miller is happy about the team’s early success and the hard fought win Saturday against the Michigan Bucks, he doesn’t want to place too much importance on past results heading into Wednesday.

“Winning always breeds confidence, but I don’t think the win makes us feel any different about our team,” Miller said. “I think there’s a lot of confidence in the team, not because of the results, but because of how we are performing, defending and training.”

The Hoops have several scoring threats on the roster, including DeJuan Jones and TJ Ifaturoti, leaving Miller’s strategy options wide open in the team’s first match against the Chaos. The team can also be confident in the several keeper options, not surrendering a goal since the 2 – 2 draw against the Michigan Bucks on May 12th.

“You can’t just rely on one or two players and I think we have a lot of guys who perform their positions well,” Miller said. “We have a lot of dangerous players and guys who can beat you off the dribble…I think we will see even more guys step up soon.”

United has traveled three times this season, but with West Virginia being United’s farthest road game, the team faces a new set of challenges in Wednesday night’s match.

“We just need to travel well. Every game is a bit of a different challenge…but that’s the point of this league, to tackle challenges, so we are excited,” Miller said.

Lansing will look to defend the top spot in the PDL Great Lakes Division and add three more points on the season. Kickoff Wednesday night is 7:30 at Schoenbaum Stadium. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for live updates.