Saturday, November 10, 2012

at UVM 10Nov2012

Blue sky, snow on top of Mt Mansfield, 50F/10C, perfect weather for our last game of the season -- our first time on their new turf field called Virtue Field.

Mila and Sophie's aunt, uncle and grandparents were there, so we had great fans! Their brownies and pumpkin cookies were incredible!

We spoke about being quick and making the easy passes.  We dominated for the first half hour, and we were unhappy about many off-sides calls that prevented us from scoring.  UVM had a few chances in the last twenty minutes.

At the half we reiterated that the ball travels faster than UVM, so we used the second half to improve our passing. We dominated even more in the second half, but UVM got three chances that Hannah prevented. We were a little unlucky not to score, but it was impressive that we put together so many good passes and that players excelled in different positions than usual! 

UVM said that they love playing us and are looking forward to seeing us in the spring. They are a high-energy team and deserve a lot of credit for their draw today! We were sad to have the last fall game for seniors, who all showed their immense skill today!

GK: Hannah N
OD: Blythe+Liz, Annie O+Kate
CD: Collin+Tessa, Lindsay
OM: Jenn+Mila, Amanda W+Sophie
CM: Julia+Christine, Liz
F: Courtney+Ginny, Caroline+Lindsay

Shots 17:6  Saves 5:7

6 Mila shot saved
9 Mila shot wide
10 Jenn shot wide
14 Jenn free kick wide
20 Jenn free kick over
27 UVM shot saved
32 UVM shot wide
37 UVM corner
43 UVM shot saved
45 Julia shot over
46 Liz shot barely wide!
47 Julia shot saved
48 Christine shot wide
51 Mila shot saved
57 Hannah huge save --> UVM corner
62 Hannah huge save
65 Mila shot hit post
67 Courtney shot off the cross-bar
72 Jenn corner
80 Sophie shot saved
83 Collin free kick saved
     Collin shot saved
85 Hannah save
87 Christine shot saved
89 Caroline shot wide

Saturday, November 3, 2012

at Harvard 3Nov2012

A nice partly-cloudy and windy 10C/50F day, the trip into Boston was easy and traffic was manageable.  We got there a little over an hour ahead of 4pm game time!  Watching the Holy Cross-Yale men's club game was the uncle of Lindsay Leone '06 who played on our team!

We had a huge fan group! Emily Niehaus '12 and a friend of hers, Lindsay's grandparents, Caroline's family, Courtney's family, Amanda W's family from Ohio (!), Julia's parents, Hannah N's parents in a VW microbus with an "Eye of the Tiger" sign on the side, Molly's (?), Ginny came after her job interview in Boston, and there might have been others!

Surprisingly, Harvard's coach insisted that that we play 40-minute halves -- no explanation but maybe a good idea since the temperature would be dropping after sunset.

We knew from last spring that Harvard was FIESTY!  We spoke about being quick with the easy passes and to be diagonal with passes and dribbles, as we had practiced.  

Harvard was very energetic and made it difficult for us to keep the ball, but their style was easy for our defenders to manage. We were quick to ball and quick with our passes, so we were able to create a lot of chances.  Jenn, Mila and Allison hammered their goal before Christine's corner in the 31st minute found Amanda F-C for our first goal. We all took a sigh of relief!

At the half we felt we were playing the way we should and recommitted to quick, diagonal passes.  Sending the ball long, Harvard got a couple chances.  Hannah bravely came way out to prevent a Harvard cross from becoming a scoring opportunity.

Most of the action was in the Harvard half because our passes were really accurate and our movement off the ball was so helpful. In the 72nd minute, a great string of passes from Christine to Sophie to Amanda W to Lindsay created our second goal, and right afterwards Kristin made a strong dribble through pressure to set up Amanda W's goal.  Both Amanda's and Christine had more chances before Amanda W set up Lindsay's second goal.

We were happy with our possession and technique! And delighted to have so many fans and treats they brought, too!

GK: Hannah N
OD: Blythe+Liz, Annie+Kate
CD: Julia+Collin, Christine+Tessa
OM: Jenn+Mila, Amanda W+Katherine
CM: Shelby+Molly, Kristin+Amanda FC
F: Allison+Courtney, Caroline, Lindsay, Sophie

Shots 15:6  Saves 4:5

3 D corner -- Courtney's header over
7 Harvard shot saved
9 Jenn shot wide
14 Jenn shot wide
19 Mila shot saved
24 Allison shot wide
28 Harvard rolling shot saved
31 Christine's corner found Amanda FC --> 1:0
33 D corner
37 Sophie shot saved
42 D corner, Julia's header over
43 D corner
45 Harvard shot over
47 Allison shot saved
50 Harvard roller wide
70 Harvard (sort of a) shot saved
71 Hannah N came way out to grab a threatening cross
72 Christine to Sophie to Amanda W to Lindsay --> 2:0
74 Kristin dribble through pressure, pass to Amanda W --> 3:0
76 Amanda FC shot deflected
78 Amanda W shot saved
79 Christine shot saved
80 Amanda W pass to Lindsay --> 4:0
     Harvard shot wide

Monday, October 29, 2012

Tufts 27Oct2012

After a great Bonfire the night before -- organized by Amanda Winch! -- it was cloudy but warm 15C/60F, with a great fan base of visiting families and alumnae! 

Katherine's parents, Liz's parents and grandparent, sister Emily '12, Kristin's parents, Lindsay's parents and grandparents, Bri Perry '12, Annie Saunders '12, Hannah Nolan's dad, Annie O's parents, Shelby's mom, Courtney's family, Allison's grandparents (?), Kate's mom, maybe others!

We knew Tufts played well last fall, and we saw their good results in the Boston-area Region 1 league. They came out with high pressure, but we got off the first shots by Molly, Allison and Natalie. Then Jenn's cross in the 10th minute came off their GKer's fingers for Natalie to put into the net for the first goal.

Tufts got off five shots in the rest of the first half, two requiring saves by Hannah N. But we only had one (Kristin's) shot during that 30-minute spell.  It was difficult for either team to retain much possession because both teams were highly energized to pressure the other!

At the break we spoke about making the easy ground passes, being more diagonal and switching the point of attack more often. 

In the second minute of the 2nd half Allison flicked the ball up over a Tufts defender for Julia to put into the net for our second goal. We had a good spell of connected passes after that, but around the hour mark Tufts sent a long ball over our defense that was deftly chest-trapped by a Tufts forward and shot into the far side of our net, reminiscent of Alex Morgan's skill and speed. Credit Tufts for figuring out a way to get behind us.

Soon after that, Tufts got a break-away opportunity that Hannah N rushed out to squash by grabbing the ball off the feet of the Tufts attacker! Three more Tufts shots and at the 82nd minute they hit our side netting again to tie it up 2:2.  

In the last few minutes, Tufts' GK'er had to make two more saves from shots by Lindsay and Christine,. Hannah N made one more save just before Kristin got a burst of energetic skill to dribble (jump over!) past several Tufts defenders and pass the ball to Natalie, who scored the game-winner.  Hannah N preserved the win by making another huge save in the last minute!

It was a tribute to both teams' never-say-never attitudes! We were happy to benefit from highly talented goalkeeper Hannah Nolan and the persistence of our very motivated team to make the difference in the last minutes of the game!  All of our fans were ecstatic for such a great homecoming present!

GK: Hannah N
CD: Molly+Collin, Christine+Tessa
OD: Blythe+Liz, Annie O+Kate
CM: Julia+Shelby, Kristin+Amanda FC
OM: Jenn+Mila, Amanda W+Katherine, Ginny
F: Natalie+Allison, Courtney+Caroline, Sophie+Lindsay

Shots 14:12 Saves 6:7

6 Molly shot saved
8 Allison shot wide
   Natalie shot hit the upright
10 Jenn's cross off GK'er fingers, Natalie scored --> 1:0
15 Tufts shot wide
33 Tufts shot saved
41 Tufts shot saved
43 Kristin shot saved
44 Tufts shot wide
45 Tufts shot deflected for a corner
47 Allison flick to Julia --> 2:0
50 Tufts corner
51 Natalie shot wide
55 Natalie cross to Jenn shot over
56 D corner
59 Tufts sent a long ball in behind our defense --> 2:1
61 Julia shot saved
62 Amanda FC shot saved
65 Hannah N came way out to take the ball off a Tufts foot!
66 Tufts shot saved
67 Tufts shot deflected for a corner
80 Tufts shot over
82 Tufts shot into side netting --> 2:2
87 Lindsay shot saved
88 Tufts shot saved
89 Christine shot saved
91 Kristin dribble through 4 defenders, pass to Natalie --> 3:2
92 Hannah huge save

Sunday, October 14, 2012

at Williams 13Oct2012

Blue sky, pretty leaves, a nice drive southwest past Bromley, Manchester and Bennington VT into northwest Massachusetts, we found perfectly renovated fields damaged by Irene a year ago.  

We remembered they were a good team last year, so we talked about being quick and making the easy passes. Their varsity teams played nearby, so there was a little bit of a carnival atmosphere!

Williams was feisty and put a lot of pressure on us. Mila and Jenn had the first shots, but a Williams shot on a breakaway in the 8th for an almost certain goal went wide.  In the 10th minute, Hannah N smothered another almost-certain Williams goal. Soon after, we made several really good, short passes to get close to goal but shot wide. Later, Tessa made a crucial tackle to prevent Williams from a scoring opportunity.  The game seemed pretty even, but we were concerned that Williams was getting in behind our defense so often!

At the break, after thanking Hannah N for amazing goalkeeping, we spoke about being more aggressive. We created many scoring chances, and after the hour mark Jenn's two shots (deflected) found Courtney, who pounded the ball into the net for the first goal. Soon after that, Hannah N came out to grab the ball off the foot of a Williams attacker who got in behind our defense -- very gutsy!! Then Amanda W got the result of Courtney's cross to make it 2:0.

In the 87th minute, Hannah N made another huge, crucial save from another Williams breakaway and then scooped up a rolling shot.  After Amanda W made another shot (that was saved) and the scoreboard said the game was over, Williams got one last breakaway.  We might have thought the game was over, but the goal was probably counted to present Williams with some reward for a game well played. 

We were happy to have played so well in the second half, but we all thanked HANNAH N who kept us ahead!  Great that her dad could be there to see it!  And Julia's parents, maybe others, too!! 

G: Hannah N
OD: Blythe+Liz, Annie O+Christine
CD: Molly+Collin, Julia+Tessa
OM: Jenn+Mila, AmandaW+Katherine
F: Allison+Natalie, Courtney+Ginny, Sophie+Lindsay

Shots 14:8 Saves 6:5

3 Mila shot over
5 Jenn shot wide
6 Mila's cross out for a corner
7 another corner, taken by Mila
8 Williams breakaway shot wide
10 Hannah N came out to smother a Williams shot
12 Jenn shot over
15 Williams corner
19 Molly shot saved
22 Shelby run to the end line, cross out for a corner
24 Williams corner
25 Ginny shot wide
26 Tessa blocked a shot for a Williams corner
40 Williams shot saved
48 Jenn shot saved for a corner
58 Williams shot wide
63 Jenn shot wide
65 Jenn 2 shots on target, Courtney rebound --> 1:0
69 Molly shot wide
71 Hannah N snatched the ball off the Williams player's foot!
72 Courtney's cross deflected, Amanda W rebound --> 2:0
80 Molly shot wide
87 Williams shot on breakaway saved for a corner
88 Williams rolling 'shot' saved
89 Williams free kick over
90 Amanda W shot saved
91 Williams breakaway --> 2:1

Saturday, October 6, 2012

UVM 6Oct2012

Rainy but warm, we wanted to prove to UVM that we were able to beat them, and we wanted a chance at Regionals!  We talked about playing as we did vs Middlebury during the week -- quick, give-and-go passes with switching the point of attack. With rain on its way, we expected the ball would skip a lot.

Both teams were very energetic at the start, but we created more chances. In the 13th minute, UVM took an optimistic shot from over 30m out that lofted into the upper left corner of our goal. It was a shock for us, but we kept working hard. It rained hard for long spells.

At the break we spoke about believing in ourselves, our skill, our teamwork.  We knew we were the better team -- not as physical but more capable at stringing passes together and creating chances.

Immediately after that Natalie or Julia or Allison must have had a shot that deflected back out because Shelby shot a rebound into their net for the equalizer.  The team seemed buoyed by that and kept the ball in the UVM third for extended periods.  Soon, we created another great chance with a free kick that Molly almost scored on. 

We took more than twice as many shots as UVM, and more on target.  At the hour mark, Jenn delivered a perfect corner to the far post for Mila to nail into the net for the game-winner. Hannah N made two big saves to preserve our win, and Molly almost got us 3rd goal in the 87th minute.

It was a muted celebration for us, knowing that we wanted one more goal to beat UVM's slightly better goal-differential in the league standings.  But, as Jenn said, "hey -- we beat them!"  We can take great pride that we controlled our play even when they were more physical and wanted desperately to beat us!

It was so great to see so many fans who braved the bad weather!  The Cima's and adorable dog Ellie, Collin's parents, Shelby's dad, Courtney's family, Mila's parents, probably others!

Shots 15:7 Saves 2:4

3 Molly cross to Jenn shot wide
4 UVM hit the upright
8 Molly shot over
9 Julia shot saved
10 Natalie shot saved
13 UVM lofted ball 30+m out, top left corner --> 0:1
14 Julia shot wide
20 Molly corner
32 UVM shot wide
40 UVM corner
46 Natalie, Allison or Julia shot bounced off UVM defenders
46 Shelby rebound --> 1:1
51 Molly free kick over
55 Amanda FC shot saved
57 D corner
58 Natalie shot saved
60 UVM free kick wide
62 Jenn's corner kick to Mila --> 2:1
72 UVM shot wide
75 Molly free kick wide
80 UVM breakaway big save by Hannah N
80 UVM corner
87 Molly shot wide
87 Molly shot saved for a corner
90 UVM shot saved by Hannah N

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Middlebury 3Oct2012

Cloudy but warm 60'sF and damp from the rain that ended in the morning, we greeted a strong Middlebury team that also -- like us -- had lost by only one goal to UVM.  

We talked about being quick and keeping possession -- switching the field and not always going forward into pressure.  It worked -- we had most of the possession even with high pressure on us.  

In the 6th minute, Courtney and Julia both got off shots that came back into the field.  Natalie gathered Julia's rebound and got off a powerful shot that was saved.  A little later, Amanda F-C got off another powerful shot that was saved.

In the 11th minute, Shelby anticipated Mila's corner as it wafted over the goalkeeper and skillfully volleyed it inside the far post.  Later in the first half Hannah N made some difficult saves before Middlebury's keeper suffered an ankle injury.

At half-time we talked about playing to feet and being calm about possession.  That spurred a period of our best playing to date -- we strung together many passes, often wall-passes with give-and-go movement -- and we switched the side of attack much more often than the first half.

Natalie in the 61st minute got into a breakaway run that seemed a certain goal, but her shot was saved. Soon after that, Amanda W made a brilliant cross to Julia who powered the ball into Middlebury's net for the game-winning goal.

Shelby, Ginny and Allison added power shots over the remainder of the half as we had a big majority of the possession.  Middlebury kept working hard and got lucky by sending a long ball to a really fast player who beat our defense to slot in a roller past Hannah N, who had smartly come out to reduce the angle.

One of the big improvements in our play during this game was the offensive role of our defenders -- Collin, Blythe, Liz, Tessa, Amanda F-C, Kate, Annie O all became part of the offense to push the whole team up farther toward Middlebury's goal.  Amanda F-C in stopper almost made a goal!

Middlebury's coach congratulated us on a another great game, lauding our speed and skill.  It was a great game for both teams, and we were happy to have built on our solid playing style over this fourth game of our season.

F: Natalie+Courtney, Ginny+Allison
OM: Jenn+Mila, Amanda W+Katherine
CM: Shelby+Julia, Kristin+Christine
OD: Blythe+Liz, Annie O+Kate
CD: Amanda F-C+Collin, Julia+Tessa
GK: Hannah N

Shots 18:7   Saves 4:9

2 Mila shot saved
4 Shelby shot wide
6 D corner
   Courntey shot deflected, Julia shot deflected
   Natalie shot saved
9 Amanda F-C shot saved
11 Mila corner to Shelby volley --> 1:0
18 D corner (Jenn)
32 Middlebury shot wide
35 Middlebury shot saved
45 Middlebury corner saved/cleared out
     Middlebury shot saved
47 Allison shot saved
49 Middlebury shot saved
50 Mila to Jenn shot wide
54 Jenn shot saved
60 Natalie shot wide
61 Natalie shot saved on breakaway for a corner
     Julia header saved
62,64 D corner
67 Amanda W cross to Julia --> 2:0
70 Shelby shot saved
81 Julia corner, Kristin header wide
85 Ginny shot saved
87 Middlebury breakaway --> 2:1
89 Middlebury shot wide
91 Allison shot hit the cross-bar

Saturday, September 29, 2012

UVM 29sep2012

The rain subsided just in time for us to welcome UVM, one of the best teams we have played in the past.  Great family attendance included Liz's dad and grandfather, Courtney's family, Hannah N's dad, Caroline's dad, Christine's mom and Julia's parents!

The advice was to be quick with our passes since we expected UVM to put high pressure on us.  We did that well, and we switched the field often, as we had practiced last week.  We had more possession that UVM did, and a majority of the play was in their half of the field.  

In the first half we made 6 shots to their two.  Hannah N only had to make one save, but Tessa and Kate made two critical tackles to keep UVM from scoring.  

At half-time we talked about getting off more shots and switching the attack more often.  UVM came out energized and got lucky with a shot that spun off the upright to put them ahead 1:0.  

Around the hour mark, Natalie's high pressure on them got the ball back so she could send it to Julia for a shot that glanced back out for Molly to power into the net for the equalizer --> 1:1!  Both teams had spells of possession -- they got off 8 shots to our 7.  It seemed like a game that would end in a draw, but during injury time they got in behind us for their winning goal.

It was good to play UVM since they are a really solid team -- now we can look forward to playing them again next weekend when they return!

GK: Hannah N
CD: Collin+Tessa, Hannah W+Annie
OD: Blythe+Liz, Annie O+Kate
CM: Molly+Julia, Kristin+Christine
OM: Jenn+Mila, Katherine+Sophie, Amanda W
F: Shelby+Natalie, Courtney+Caroline, Allison+Lindsay

Shots 13:10  Saves 7:9

2 Julia shot saved
4 Molly shot saved
5 UVM corner
   D corner
11 Jenn cross to Natalie over for a corner
15 Tessa made critical tackle on UVM breakaway
20 Collin shot saved
21 Mila shot saved
22 UVM shot wide
26 UVM shot saved
30,36 D corner
40 Lindsay shot wide
     Kate made critical tackle in the box
46 UVM shot off the upright --> 0:1
50 Shelby shot saved
55 Natalie shot wide
     D corner
56 UVM shot saved
59 Natalie fed Julia, Molly got rebound --> 1:1
62 UVM shot saved
67 Courtney shot saved
68 UVM shot saved
70 UVM shot saved
71 Molly shot saved --> corner
75 Molly shot saved --> corner
78 Kate shot saved
80 UVM shot saved
82 UVM corner -- shot saved
91 UVM got in behind our defense --> 1:2

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Keene and St Anselm 15Sep2012

Windy, mostly sunny, 15+C/60'sF at Keene for our first games!  Blessed by new players, we learned a lot in our first two games!

We played 35-minute halves since there were three teams playing each other "round-robin" (who put the robin in that term?).  We knew both teams from previous seasons but hadn't played them for a few years.  

My advice was to possess the ball in order to preserve our energy for two games -- to make the easy passes.  Keene had lots of energy in the first half, but we learned from each other how to connect more and more passes as the game progressed, and we created more scoring opportunities.  

Our powerful and deep bench made it easy to remain fresh, and new players Amanda Flugstad-Clarke, Allison Steele and Lindsay Keare scored in the 2nd half, adding to Jenn and Molly's two-goals-each!

G: Hannah N
CD: Collin+Molly, Tessa+Hannah W
OD: Blythe+Liz, Annie O+Kate
CM: Shelby+Julia, Amanda F-C+Kristin
OM: Jenn+Ginny, Amanda W+Katherine+Allison
F: Courtney+Natalie, Caroline+Lindsay

v Keene at 11:30am

Shots 22:0  Saves 0:4

2 D corner
3 Jenn shot over
4 Courtney header, Jenn rebound --> 1:0
5 Molly's shot hit the cross-bar!
10 Molly ripped a shot into the net --> 2:0
16 Shelby shot over
23,24 D corner
27 Allison's shot saved --> D corner
     Caroline's shot saved
33 Allison's shot over
35 Kristin's shot over
39 Molly's shot wide
41 Jenn's shot wide
45 D corner
46 Jenn's shot hit the side netting! --> 3:0
47 Natalie's shot saved
     Courtney's shot saved --> D corner
48 D corner, Shelby's shot over
57 Jenn's pass to Molly --> 4:0
63 Kristin's shot wide
64 Kristin's shot deflected
66 Amanda FC's left-footed shot rocketed into the right side of the net --> 5:0
67 Annie O to Allison for a header into the upper left corner --> 6:0
67 Amanda F-C to Lindsay --> 7:0

v St Anselm at 1pm

Before our 2nd game we spoke about being quicker to pass, and that we did exactly that.  St Anselm put a lot of pressure on us, but we were quicker to ball than they and connected more of our passes, giving us more possession.

During the 140 minutes of playing we improved our passing and switched the ball more as we played.  Our passing got quicker, and our movement off the all improved.  This is a team of fast-learners!

Molly's family was there to see her hat-trick of goals! Hannah N's dad and the Cima's came, too.  Ron Cima took more great photo's for us, including our team photo -- thank you, Ron!

Shots 16:1  Saves 1:5

6 Shelby's shot wide
8 Molly to Jenn to Natalie -- should have been a goal but hand-ball was called 
   Jenn's PK went over
13 Shelby's shot over
15 Julia's shot over for a corner --> Katherine's shot over
16 D corner
18 Natalie demonstrated power-shot technique --> 1:0
20 Hannah dove to her left to smother an oncoming ball before St Anselm could threaten
21 Molly's shot was another rocket --> 2:0
26 Amanda W's shot saved
34 Caroline's shot deflected and was headed to goal but saved
36 D corner
     Molly's shot saved
39 Natalie's shot saved
45 Molly hit another rocket from far out --> 3:0
46 D corner
52 Lindsay's perfect pass to Molly --> 4:0
55 Katherine's shot saved
65 Caroline's shot hit the post

Saturday, April 28, 2012

University of Vermont 28Apr2012

Crisp 10C/50F, windy, blue sky; the goals were locked together when we arrived, but Safety and Security reached Athletics to get them unlocked.  Whew!

UVM set a fast tempo and put us under immediate pressure, but we were ready!  We held most of the possession, made good passes and moved well.

Huge parent turnout!  Ally's, Courtney's, Katherine's, Collin's, Jenn's!  The parents all raved at what a good game it was -- arguably your best this spring!

So sad to see the 12's in their last game!  boo hoo!  

While we had over three times as many chances as UVM, Rachel saved us from several almost-certain goals!  UVM's GK did the same.  

GREAT game!

F: Bri+Courtney, Ginny+Caroline
OM: Jenn+Natalie, Mila+Katherine
CM: Molly+Julia, Shelby+Christine
OD: Blythe+Collin, Annie O+Tessa
CD: Ally+Annie S
GK: Rachel

Shots 17:5  Saves 4:5

7 Jenn shot wide
8 Julia shot wide
9 Molly free kick saved
10 Bri shot wide
13 UVM shot wide
24 Ginny shot wide from Mila's corner
26 Shelby shot wide
27 Rachel came out to take the ball off a UVM player's foot!
36 Jenn shot wide
40 Rachel save
41 Courtney header wide (from Jenn's free kick)
42 Julia shot blocked by a UVM defender
42 Jenn shot saved
51 UVM saved Courtney's shot
51 Jenn shot saved
53 Ally shot over
57 Jenn shot wide
65 Rachel save
81 Bri shot blocked for a corner
81 Molly shot blocked
86 Jenn shot wide
87 Jenn free kick to Julia's header (saved)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Brandeis tournament 22Apr2012

Rainy, 10C/50F! Four 30-minute games in 4 hours!  We had a late start after Ginny woke up Courtney -- we had about 10 minutes to warm up. We were delighted that Rachel Funk was available to play in goal and that Kristin Lam could join us.

University of New England was spunky and gave us a good run, but neither team created many chances.  UNE sent a shot wide in the 20th minute. 0:0

Azzurri, a high-quality club team composed of former college players, showed their skill and moved the ball really well, but we were up to their quality!  

3 D corner, shot saved
4 Azzurri shot wide
5 Azzurri --> 0:1
6 D shot saved
10 Jenn shot --> 1:1
12 Azzurri --> 1:2
16 Courtney got the rebound! --> 2:2
18 Jenn! --> 3:2

Emmanuel was energetic but not as skilled as the other teams.

3 Julia earned a free kick taken perfectly by Jenn --> 1:0
4 Jenn shot wide
5 Jenn shot over

Brandeis was physical and energetic.  Rain and wind were pretty fierce. They scored on a dubious free kick.  We were almost undefeated!  Their coach complimented our team after the game, saying how impressed she was with us!

Great to see so many parents!  Ally's, Christine's, Courtney's!

F: Ginny+Courtney, Caroline+Julia, Natalie
OM: Jenn+Natalie, Ginny, Shelby 
CM: Shelby+Julia, Christine+Kristin Lam
OD: Tessa+Collin, Annie O+Christine, Kristin
CD: Ally+Annie S, Collin
GK: Rachel Funk