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

at Harvard 14Apr2012

Mostly sunny and 15+C/60'sF, we played on a big new (to us) turf field.  Alumnae made the day memorable!  Lizzy Hennessey-Severson '09 in goal joined by Liz Kemp '11, who just happened to be on a 6-mile jog, and Sarah Rocio '10.  Also great that Jennifer Williams "JWilly" rejoined us!

Harvard was a bit beastly in their physical play.  They seemed to learn how to pass from us, because they improved in the 2nd half!  

Jenn's goal was a model of precision. They did not deserve the corner that gave them a goal -- Lizzy said the ball did not go completely out.  Oh well.

F: Bri+Courtney, JWilly
OM: Jenn+Natalie, Katherine+Sarah Rocio!
CM: Molly+Julia
OD: Blythe+Collin, Liz Kemp!
CD: Ally+Annie S
GK: Lizzy '09!

Shots 7:4  Saves 1:5

2 Dartmouth corner
5 Molly free kick saved
9 Harvard shot over
15 Molly shot saved
45 Lizzy saved header off Harvard corner
46 Jenn!  --> 1:0
48 Harvard header on dubious corner --> 1:1 
60 JWilly free kick saved
62 Jenn shot saved
68 JWilly shot wide
75 H corner, header over
80 JWilly shot saved
88 H shot over