Oct. 5, 2005
What a great weekend! We got two HUGE wins, we played well, and we were able to play a full 90-minute game (something we have been struggling to do all season). Our conference opener was East Carolina University, a team that is well respected within the conference and is known for their physical and direct play. Fortunately we were able to settle the ball and play our game, a strategy that allowed us to put three in the back of the net. I feel that our game against ECU was the first time all year that we actually continued to play and work after we scored. Our fans were amazing yet again and I can't wait until we are back playing in front of all of you. It felt great to open the conference with a 3-0 victory.
Sunday's game against Marshall University was filled with tons of opportunities. I think we ended with 26 shots, but only two found it into the net. Cailtin had an amazing goal to open up the game: she settled a ball played to her in the air and then ripped a half-volley that hit nothing but side-netting. Sam followed Cait with another beautiful shot from thirty-yards out that went upper-ninety, giving us a 2-0 lead. While we weren't able to put any more away, we did hold them to zero shots up until the last 20 minutes. Our defense is finally coming together. We're becoming more organized and more consistent with each game.
Our next game is against a Tulsa team we are not taking lightly. We realize that our destiny is in our hands and that in order to not let this season be a disappointment, we have to keep winning and play well during conference. This weekend could potentially be another HUGE weekend for us but we know that we have to show up to both games in order to walk away with two wins. I am so happy about how this season has been going and can't wait to see how these next two games turn out. Thanks for all your support and we'll see y'all at home on the 14th!!!!!!