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Worcester Hydra Prepare for Home Finale

Saturday, July 07, 2012

 

Defenseman Chris Ager

The home portion of the Worcester Hydra's inaugural season will come to an end tonight.

The Hydra (4-4-5) have dealt with just about every issue imaginable this season from limited practice time, to a star being sent off with a Red Card, to car trouble on the way to their last game in Ottawa that caused them to arrive late. Despite all this, Worcester has still managed to keep itself respectable in its first season in the PDL.

Just 10 days ago, it appeared the Hydra even had an outside shot of stealing the PDL's Northeast Division. But, with a pair of tough losses in its last three games, the Hydra are now simply playing for pride.

"These guys do it for the love of the game," Hydra coach Elvis Comrie said. "They're dedicated and it has really been a pleasure coaching them. Obviously, you want better results, but when you only have 12 players available for a game, you have to be realistic as a coach."

The Hydra will face off against the Boston Victory tonight. The Victory have had a rough season, and currently sit in the basement of the Northeast Division. The Hydra defeated Boston 2-0 for the first win in franchise history earlier this season, but Comrie says his team cannot afford to look past anyone.

"I expect them to come in and compete and give us a fight," Comrie said. "There are no easy games in this league, so we've got to be prepared to win the game."

While the team has largely been stuck in neutral the past few weeks, Comrie is still proud of his team accomplishments. Still, the season is far from over and, with a pair of road games following tonight's game, Comrie says his team isn't done yet.

"We're still taking it one game at a time," Comrie said. "We want to go out on a winning note, so hopefully we can get a good crowd for tonight's game and we can show the fans an exciting brand of football."

The Hydra take the field at Foley Stadium tonight at 7 pm. Tickets are available online here.

 

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