Sunday, April 27, 2014

UVM 27apr2014

Cloudy, 50F/10C, our strong adversary UVM had asked to play Sunday rather than Saturday. Many fans came! Katherine's dad with his wonderful camera, Shelby's mom, Sarah's parents, Kate's mom, maybe others!

We talked about the ball's being faster than the players -- to keep the ball moving. But neither team could hold onto the ball very long in the first half; both teams hustled to get 50/50 balls.

UVM had no hesitation shooting from distance, and they had more chances than we in the first half. We only had a couple shots; UVM defended well. Julia D, Kristin, Tessa and Kate kept away their best shots. They did a lot of kick-and-run soccer. We spoke at half-time about not wanting to copy their approach!

We had better passing in the second half than we did in the first half, but UVM did well to keep their energy and pressure high. In the 50th minute they got in behind us to slot a shot into the lower-right corner of our net.

Later, Kristin, Julia and Lindsay had their shots saved, and Kristin cleared another UVM shot off the line in the 77th minute. Julia D kept us in the game with more key saves in 80th and 85th minute. Then in the 86th minute, Nat used her hustle and intelligence to slot a diagonal pass to Mila, who was running up the right side of the field. Mila made a cut to her left, which left the UVM defender on the floor, then shot with her left foot -- a brilliant 30m shot into the upper left corner of the UVM side-netting to even the game!

Julia D made another save in the 87th minute to prolong the draw, and in the last minute of play UVM hit our cross-bar with a shot that easily could have put them ahead.

We were delighted with a draw against a strong team that also did well at Regionals in the fall. It is always a pleasure to play a strong team and come away with a good result! No doubt UVM felt robbed!

It was a great send-off for graduating seniors -- boo hoo! And we did really well to keep our undefeated record in all games but the last Regional quarter-final game!

Shots 6:23 Saves

GK: Julia D

CD: Kristin+Tessa, Lindsay
OD: Mari+Liz, Annie+Kate
CM: Julia+Shelby, Christine
OM: Katherine+Mila, Caroline V, Sarah
F: Nat+Sarah, Lindsay, Caroline G

1 UVM shot saved

8 Mila corner out
9 UVM shot wide
10 UVM corner out
12 UVM shot saved
12 UVM shot saved
13 Sarah's corner 
13 Dartmouth shot saved
13 Sarah's corner
25 Julia shot saved
34 Tessa blocked UVM shot --> UVM corner
34 Kate saved a UVM shot
34 Julia D saved a UVM shot
40 UVM shot way over
41 UVM shot wide
42 UVM shot saved
46 UVM corner, header wide
48 UVM shot blocked --> corner
50 UVM shot into right corner of our net --> 0:1
54 UVM shot saved
55 Sarah's corner
57 UVM shot wide
58 Mila corner
59 UVM shot over
62 Kristin's shot saved
63 Julia shot saved
65 Lindsay shot saved
69 UVM corner
70 UVM shot wide
74 UVM shot over
77 Kristin saved a UVM shot --> UVM corner
80 UVM shot saved
81 UVM corner
85 UVM shot saved
86 Nat pass to Mila who beat a defender, left-ft shot --> 1:1
87 UVM shot saved
90 UVM shot hit the cross-bar!

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