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May 18, 2007

Pugh ready to help revive Woods soccer

TERRE HAUTE — Erin Pugh has a passion and talent for soccer.

Those traits are exactly what St. Mary-of-the-Woods coach Mike Aycock is in need of to build his soccer program.

Pugh will be a key component for the Pomeroys soccer team next fall. Aycock was unable to field a team in 2006 due to injuries and transfers.

“I’m really excited [to play at The Woods]. I’ve been playing since I was 4 years old. I just wanted to continue playing.”

Pugh, who held a 4.0 grade-point average at North, was the Patriots’ leading goal scorer all four years. Pugh put the ball in the back of the net 15 times her senior season, earning her third honors to the all-Vigo County team.

Aycock will be getting a leader on the field as well as a skilled player.

“Erin’s friendly, outgoing personality and charm make her a team favorite,” said North coach Emily Knight.

Pugh is the 12th commitment Aycock has for newcomers to his team, which should give him a total of 19 for the program, which he began in 2000.

Pugh played midfield for North, but Aycock sees her as a key offensive player. She’s played a lot of forward on the Terre Haute Flyers travel teams.

“She’s most explosive when she plays up front,” Aycock said. “She can make the difference in a match from the front as long as you have a system that can create opportunities. She’s a very good target player, a very good scorer, she’s going to help us a lot. She’s very quick.”

Aycock has a player that can make things happen in traffic.

“She’s very comfortable under pressure. When she gets the ball under her feet under pester, she can turn on people and make things happen,” Aycock said.

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