Pride and Bays in action tonight

June 08, 1996|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Carolyn Rice, first-year coach of the Maryland Pride, won't guarantee a victory tonight when her team plays host to the Long Island Lady Rough Riders, defending U.S. Women's Interregional Soccer League champions.

What she will promise is that the Pride, formerly known as the Baltimore Lady Bays, will give soccer fans at Catonsville Community College a look at the game in its most graceful form.

"We're looking to bring an exciting and attractive game to the field, which is what people like to see," said Rice, who also serves as an assistant coach for the under-16 national team. "One highlight to women's soccer is that the players are not only athletic, but they also have a lot of flair. A lot of men's games turn into such a physical bout that they lose some of the technical grace that belongs to the game."

The Maryland Pride (2-0), composed of collegiate and post-collegiate players from the region, will be playing the nightcap of a doubleheader with the Baltimore Bays. The Bays (2-3) who recently signed Harrisburg Heat defenders Richard Chinapoo and Scott Henderson, will take on the Albany Alley Cats (0-2) at 6 p.m, followed by the women's game at 8.

Pub Date: 6/08/96

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