TRURO - The Cobequid Cougars open a new season on the pitch today when they host the North Nova Gryphons in a Northumberland region high school girls Division 1 soccer match.
Game time at CEC Field is 4:30 p.m.
The Cougars enter the new season after losing nine players to graduation last year. This year's squad includes six Grade 12 players.
The Cougars posted a 1-1-1 record during a pre-season tournament last weekend, and coach Trevor Gordon is anxious to see how his team stacks up when the real season begins.
"We're starting to come together; we've got a lot of new bodies," said Gordon. "We just had to put some time in and practice, but we're going to see how we line up (today). I think everybody is looking forward to it."
The Cougars will play in a three-team league against North Nova and the Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals from Antigonish. A four-game regular season includes a home and away game against each team.
After winning five straight Northumberland region titles, the Cougars were dethroned last season by Dr. J.H. Gillis.