BY COLIN CHAPDELAINE
Photo courtesy of COD Athletics.
As the Roadrunners wrap up what has been a dominant fall season, they hold a commanding 14-0 record in conference action and are 37-4 overall. With only one regular season conference event left to take care of, head coach Erin Lind is impressed with what she’s seen this year from her team.
“We are strong because we are deep and balanced,” said Lind. “Where someone may have a bad round, another steps up and keeps us competitive. Every player contributes to our success. My sophomores worked extremely hard in the off-season and lowered their stroke averages significantly. Without their hard work, we wouldn’t be as dangerous.”
The team turned in strong performances up and down their roster all season long, a feat that has coach Lind excited for the program’s future. The Roadrunners featured three freshman golfers this year; Lilyanna Rodriguez, Emma Sorenson and Dagmar Urbankova, all of whom are poised to impress on the course next year as sophomores.
Next up for the Roadrunners is Conference Finals, SoCal Regionals and the CCCAA State Finals, should they reach that point. It’s a daunting task, however, it is one that coach Lind believes is certainly attainable for her team.
“We have a fighting chance to win the state title this year…[to win] we’re going to have to play better than our season stroke average, but the ladies have a solid understanding of what it will take to win and are putting in the extra time and effort,” said Lind.
Due to their leading record in the PCAC standings, the ladies will be granted an automatic invite to the regional round playoffs taking place Nov. 4 and 5. Following a victory, the ladies would then travel to Morro Bay Golf Course for the CCCAA State Championship on Nov. 11 and 12. Visit www.codathletics.com to stay current on the ladies’ playoff run with scores and recaps of each round.