Sunday, November 8, 2009

at UVM 8Nov09

Glorious sunny 60˚'s F weather for November! You came out solidly, connecting most of your passes, but UVM's high pressure made it hard for you to organize. When UVM got the ball they were quick to go forward and got off a half-dozen threatening shots, but all five in the first half were wide.

Late in the first half you got more organized in their third, and in the second half you were very energized and dangerous. In the 58th minute when they got a lucky break-away, Dani made an amazingly cat-like one-handed save to keep you in the game.

You kept working very hard, and it felt to me that you deserved to win, but I was worried that time would run out! Finally in the 86th minute, in heavy traffic, Courtney flicked the ball to Maggie who found Felds for the only goal of the game. What a great celebration you had! It was so great that you persevered!

F: Maggie+Emily N (Ally'13+Courtney)
OM: Jenn+Nicci (Ginny+Laura)
CM: Sarah+Felds (Bets+Collin)
OD: Annie+Kemp (Blythe+Kathleen)
CD: Elle+Jess (Collin)
G: Abbe (Dani)

Shots 16:6 Saves 1:7
3 D corner, Emily N shot blocked
4 Jenn shot saved
8 UVM shot wide
12 Maggie shot wide
15 UVM shot wide
26 UVM corner
29 Blythe shot saved
31 UVM free kick wide
36 UVM shot wide
37 UVM corner, shot wide
46 UVM free kick
47 D free kick
48 Emily N shot wide
50 D free kick saved
51 D corner
52 D corner
56 Maggie shot saved
58 Dani HUGE save on UVM break-away
59 Maggie shot saved
68 Larua shot wide
71 D corner, Bets shot saved
73 D corner, Felds shot over
75 Felds shot over
83 Felds shot over
86 Courtney to Maggie to Felds --> 1:0
89 Bets shot over

Sunday, November 1, 2009

at Harvard 31Oct09

The pressure was on you from the start, with the other Dartmouth soccer teams having just lost and this Harvard team pressing quickly. The new narrow turf field made play very congested, but your patience paid off, and your possession and percent passes connected both increased over the 90 minutes. They were pushy but that didn't bother you enough for you to respond negatively.

Your goals were memorable for their style/technique and beautiful build up! Learning that their keeper was good with ground shots, Maggie's shot from distance on a pass from Emily N late in the first half was perfectly aimed just over the keeper's hands. At half-time we spoke about more communication, quicker passes to feet, and taking more shots from distance. Early in the second half Emily N's beautifully planned header from Sarah's chipped pass just arched over the keeper's hands. Then soon after that Maggie set up Jenn for her powerful and low shot wide that gave their keeper no chance.

The wonderfully large fan base all complimented your skill, speed and cool organization. A prospective '14 from Dartmouth, MA, loved seeing you play and was very impressed, and you made for PROUD team alumnae: Kelly Hackett '09, Kim Rocio '08 and Jenny Fisher '08!!

F: Emily N+Maggie (Courtney+Ally13)
OM: Jenn+Ginny (Mere+ Laura)
CM: Sarah+Ally12 (Palmer+Bets)
OD: Annie+Kemp (Blythe, Kathleen, Marjorie)
CD: Jess (Annie, Marjorie)
G: Abbe (Dani)

Shots 25:6 Saves 5:11
6 Sarah shot over
7 D corner, Sarah shot over
10 Jenn shot saved
11 Elle shot over
16 Maggie shot wide
19 Emily N shot saved
24 D corner
25 H free kick saved
28 Palmer shot saved
29 Collin shot saved
30 Ally13 shot saved
31 Bets shot saved for a corner
32 Palmer shot saved
36 Ally13 shot saved
41 EmilyN to Maggie --> 1:0
42 Jenn shot over
46 Ally12 shot blocked
46 Jenn shot wide
47 Jenn shot saved
50 Sarah to EmilyN header --> 2:0
52 Maggie to Jenn --> 3:0
59 EmilyN header saved
70 Bets shot blocked, corner
70 Bets shot wide
73 H shot saved
74 Ally13 shot over
79 H shot saved
79 Ally13 shot saved
80 Courtney shot wide
80 H shot saved
86 D corner
87 H shot saved
87 H shot wide