Saturday, April 12, 2014

Brandeis Tournament 12Apr2014

Our first time undefeated at Brandeis! And with only one sub! Incredible!

Hanover was near-freezing, but on our trip to Waltham the sun appeared and we had glorious weather at Brandeis.

It was great to see so many fans! Molly's parents, Julia's parents, Shelby's dad, Lindsay's grandparents, and puppies, too!

Our warm-up was fairly limited -- we had to wake up some players and got a late start -- but Bentley served as a good warm-up game. Games were shortened to 35 minutes, so we knew they would go by quickly!

Bentley was quick with pressure, but neither team could string very many passes together. Julia almost scored on Bentley in the 13th minute.

Azzurri lived up to their fine reputation by making many great plays and outshooting us 3:10. Julia D kept us in the game by making three key saves. Nat almost scored with three shots, and Molly's free kick in the last minute almost crept in the upper left corner of their net but hit the side netting instead.

Emmanuel showed good energy but not as much skill as the other teams. Nat, Julia and Sarah all had really good scoring opportunities in the first 8 minutes, and in the 11th minute Nat showed great composure as she scored after getting in behind the Emmanuel defense. Lindsay's shot in the 16th minute was saved.

Brandeis was very strong, giving us a lot of trouble with 9 shots. But Julia D, and Lindsay and Kristin in center defense saved almost-sure goals for Brandeis. We showed our usual learning ability by playing smarter, as the game progressed, with better on-the-ground passes to feet rather than long lofted balls that require a lot of energy and often become 50/50 balls. We were delighted with 0:0! 

It was the first time we went undefeated at this tournament! What a GREAT DAY! And with only one sub! AMAZING!

GK: Julia D

CD: Kristin+Liz, Lindsay
OD: Mari+Kate
CM: Molly+Julia
OM: Katherine+Sarah
F: Nat+Shelby, Lindsay

v Bentley 0:0

Shots 1:3 Saves 1:0

13 Julia shot wide

16 Bentley shot over
18 Bentley corner
25 Bentley shot saved for a corner
27 Bentley shot wide
34 Bentley corner (2)

v Azzurri 0:0

Shots 3:10  Saves 3:2

Azzurri shot over

Azzurri shot saved
8 Nat shot saved
Azzurri shot wide for a corner
10 Azzurri corner
10 Azzurri shot wide
13 Azzurri free kick
15 Azzurri shot wide
18 Azzurri shot over
22 Azzurri shot saved
23 Nat shot saved
27 Azzurri free kick, corner
30 Nat shot wide
31 Dartmouth corner
33 Azzurri shot saved
34 Azzurri shot wide
35 Molly free kick hit the side netting

v Emmanuel 1:0

Shots 6:1 Saves 1:1

7 Julia shot hit the post

8 Nat shot hit the cross-bar
8 Sarah shot hit a defender
11 Nat 1v1 with their GK --> 1:0
16 Lindsay shot saved
18 Sarah shot wide
20 Emmanuel corner (2)
24 Emmanuel shot caught by Julia (not sure it was on target)
34 Emmanuel free kick

v Brandeis 0:0

Shots 0:9 Saves 5:0

Brandeis shot saved

Brandeis shot wide
Brandeis shot wide
22 Brandeis shot wide
24 Brandeis shot saved by Julia
24 Brandeis shot saved by Lindsay
27 Kristin blocked Brandeis shot for a corner
30 Brandeis shot saved for a corner
31 Brandeis shot wide
32 Julia D caught Brandeis cross

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