It could have been a 4-0 start for the Multnomah Lions to their 2013-14 season, but the team will have to settle for 3-1, after suffering their first loss of the season last Friday night to Vancouver Island.
"Obviously I would love 4-0, but I am proud of the way our players have played so far," said Coach Curt Bickley. "We showed a lot of toughness last weekend with the way we played on Saturday afternoon, after a tough loss the night before. Sometimes coming back that quickly can be tough, the our guys just went out and played a tough opponent in Camosun and got the victory."
The month of November will not be an easy one for the Lions, as they play many tough opponents that include, Concordia University, Eastern Oregon, Northwest Christian and Warner Pacific.
"Our opponents in the month of November will be one of the toughest string of games for non-league since I have been here in my 11 years at Multnomah," said Bickley. "But when you play tough opponents, you also improve and that is what I am looking for in the next few weeks. We have to continue to score from the 3-point line and we also need to continually work on our spacing at the offensive end."
The tough November will kick off with a home game on November 6th against cross-town opponent Concordia, one of the early favorites to win the Cascade Collegiate Conference. Tip-off is 7:00 and huge crowd is expected and you should be one of those to be there.
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