Sunday, April 28, 2013

at UVM 28Apr2013

Blue sky, 20C/70F, fans! Christine's dad, Mila's aunt and uncle, maybe others! Wonderful to see fans for a late Sunday game.

We got there an hour ahead of 4pm, so we were ready, but UVM said they had told their officials 4:30! We actually started around 4:20, I think -- not very upsetting to the team since it was so nice out!

Without Hannah we had amazing back-up keepers! Lindsay and Mila were superb, keeping our score sheet clean!

UVM pressured us the whole game, playing an often-frenetic long-ball game that made us run a great deal. We had 5 subs to their dozen (?), so we could have gotten worn out if we were not in such good shape!

UVM almost scored on their second corner in the 3rd minute, but Collin cleared their attempt off the line! Reminiscent of Christine Lilly in Women's World Cup!

Christine, Molly, Lindsay, Caroline and Collin all had scoring opportunities in the first half. Lindsay came up HUGE in the 40th minute with a big save!

We played more balls in the air than usual, making it hard for us to keep the ball, but we created about as many on-target attempts as UVM had. 

At half-time we spoke about trying to keep the ball on the floor in order to prevent us from having to run so much. We improved over the first half and almost converted on a header late in the game that just missed Julia's head. Lindsay and Mila made four more saves in the second half that kept us even with UVM.

Given UVM's home-field and fan advantage, we did well not to allow them a victory! Our defense was unwavering! We had trouble getting the ball into UVM's third -- credit to them! While they out-shot us, the majority of their shots were off-target. 

We exhibited a great deal of flexibility in our positioning, with non-usual goal-keepers and defenders. Every player worked unusually hard, and it seemed like a well-earned draw that capped our spring season and four years for seniors who leave us in June -- BOO HOO! 

Shots 7:15  Saves 5:5

GK: Lindsay+Mila (AWESOME, both of you!)
OD: Annie+Christine, Liz, Natalie+Julia
CD: Tessa+Collin rock-steady!
OM: Jenn+Mila, Ginny+Katherine
CM: Molly+Julia, Liz+Allison
F: Courtney+Natalie, Caroline+Lindsay

3 UVM corners (two) -- Collin cleared the 2nd!
7 UVM corner
9 UVM shot over
14 D corner
16 Christine shot (maybe cross?) saved
20 Molly shot saved
23 UVM corner
28 Caroline+Lindsay shots blocked --> corner
29 UVM shot wide
38 D corner
40 Lindsay shot saved
41 UVM shot over
45 Collin free kick
46 UVM shot over
47 UVM shot wide
48 Molly free kick wide
50 UVM shot Lindsay huge save
57 D corner
61 UVM shot over
62 UVM corner, header cleared
64 UVM shot saved by Lindsay
67 Julia shot wide
69 UVM shot over
73 UVM corner
80 UVM rolling shot saved by Mila
81 UVM shot wide
82 D perfect corner almost found Julia's head
88 UVM shot wide
89 UVM shot saved by Mila
92 UVM shot wide

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