Tennessee Wesleyan University 4, Dalton State 0

The Dalton State College women's soccer team began its season on Wednesday with a loss at home to Tennessee Wesleyan University, coming away with a handful of positives and negatives, coach Saif Alsafeer said.

"We had two or three chances we didn't convert that could have changed the game," he said. "It's good to see them get 90 minutes in against a good team, but we have to be able to have sustained focus for the entire game.

"We connected a lot of good passes, and our set pieces were extremely dangerous. We looked very good when we executed the game plan, but when we didn't we were average."

Moving forward, Alsafeer hopes his players realize the importance of staying focused.

"You need all 11 players at any given time, and if you do that you have a chance to be good," he said. "When we are practicing and playing games, we've got to be totally switched on -- after tonight I think they learned their lesson on that one."

Dalton State travels for its next match, playing at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee.

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