(myMOinfoSports) The Perryville Lady Pirates soccer squad is hoping to piggy-back off a successful 2016 in which they were crowned co-JCAA conference champs.

The Pirates continue to be in good hands with 10th year head coach Jerry Fulton running the show. After a loss to St. Pius in the district tournament, Fulton returns a young team hoping to go further in the playoffs.

Coach Fulton highlights some of the players he expects to make a major impact on a deep run in the postseason.

The Lady Pirates soccer team begins its road to state Monday evening at 5 against the Kelly Hawks in Perryville.

Full interview with Coach Jerry Fulton.