The Frozen Tide will try to gain some points this weekend against Florida Gulf Coast University and South Florida after losing their last four games on the road in Michigan.
“We learned a lot in Michigan,” Frozen Tide captain Chris Edge said. “We’re trying to build off of our games so far and get better as a team.”
Last year, the Frozen Tide went 0-3 against Florida Gulf Coast University and 2-0 against the University of South Florida. Florida Gulf Coast has been a top-two power in the South Region since the 2007-08 season, making trips to the National Tournament as a No.1 or No. 2 seed each year.
“The two teams we are playing are both very good teams,” Edge said. “We are really going to have to perform well.”
South Florida has also been a top-tier team in the South region for many years. The team has been to several regional tournaments in the last decade and are always a tough test on the road.
“They’re both really fast teams,” Edge said. “They tend to capitalize pretty quickly.”
The Frozen Tide will look to build on these games this weekend to help showcase their abilities when the Regional Tournament comes around in February.
“These games will show you what you need to do to get better and get ready for regionals,” Edge said.