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
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
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