IMPERIAL — Coming off a one-win season, the Imperial Valley College women's soccer team enters 2001 hoping to take advantage of anything possible.
The Arabs have a new coach in Angelica Ramos, last year's assistant, and five return players, but Ramos doesn't point to herself or her returnees as the biggest weapon she will try to utilize.
The biggest and most important factor Ramos think will help give her squad an edge will be the local heat.
"We really have to take advantage of the heat. All those San Diego teams are used to cool weather and when they come down here it's too hot for them," said Ramos. "So what we're doing right now is practicing a lot. That's how we're going to be ready for them … practice, practice, practice."
Ramos said her tougher methods of practice are geared more for conditioning, which she said the team lacked last year.