Sunday, September 21, 2014

at Yale 21sep2014

After a short break following the game with Fairfield, we faced our hosts Yale. We played them in the spring of 2010 and narrowly won 2:1, so we expected them to play well. We reiterated making good passes.

Yale was more skillful than Fairfield and equally scrappy. They made good diagonal passes and were quick to ball. 

Shelby, Mel, Julia and Claire all got off shots in the first half before Christyn finally dribbled through what seemed like a jungle of Yale players to score our first goal in the 33rd minute. Yale had a lot of chances with many corner kicks, and Hannah was much busier in goal, making several key saves.

In the second half Mel, Claire, Elise, Leah and Amanda W all had shots before Julia Conway's rebound found Christyn's foot for our second goal in the 59th minute. Yale created chances, too, and Hannah saved us again.

We were delighted to have such a good game in warm, humid weather. Hannah's dad helped us celebrate by treating the team to ice cream afterward!

Shots 13:6  Saves 3:4

G: Hannah
CD: FC+Tessa, Lindsay, Julia S
OD: Annie+Christine, Julia C+Elise
CM: Julia S+Shelby, Caroline+Claire
OM: Sarah+Sophie, Lean+Amanda W, Natalie
F: Mel+Summer, Allison+Caroline G, Rose+Christy

2 Shelby shot wide
4 Yale corner (2)
4 Yale shot saved
9 Mel shot saved
10 Julia shot wide
11 Yale corner, Yale shot wide
14 Yale corner, shot over
23 Claire shot wide
26 Allison corner
33 Christyn dribbled through a jungle --> 1:0
2nd half:
36 Yale shot saved
37 Mel shot over
42 Yale header wide
50 Yale shot saved
53 Claire shot saved for a corner
55 Elise corner, shot blocked
57 Leah shot over
58 Amanda W shot wide
59 Julia C shot saved, Christyn got rebound --> 2:0
64 Claire shot saved

Fairfield at Yale 21sep2014

We had a 3-hour drive through some light rain showers, arriving around 11:20 for our game at noon. It felt warm and humid -- 20C/70F or so.

There were so many fans!! Hannah's dad, Amanda FC's folks, Julia's and Julia C's parents (who brought wonderful drinks), Natalie and Caroline Gellman's folks (who brought sandwiches!), Caroline V's family, Christine's dad all the way from CA, Annie's folks, Shelby's dad, Christyn's parents, maybe others! The treats they all brought were WONDERFUL!

After beating Fairfield 7:0 last year in our first game, we expected an easy win. But Yale's score vs Fairfield before we arrived today was a close 2:1. So we knew we'd have to work hard. We spoke about making good passes and keeping possession of the ball.

Yale told us the halves would be 35 minutes since we had two back-to-back games today.

Fairfield was feisty! They were quick to ball and quick to tackle and kick our legs! They got off the first shot, but after that we dominated with 29 shots to their three.

Shelby, Mel, Summer, Amanda W, Allison, Claire, Caroline G, Caroline V and Rose all got off shots in the first half. Fairfield had two in the first half, neither on target. 

At half-time we spoke about making better passes. Julia had too early shots, and Mel capitalized on Julia's second, putting the rebound into the Fairfield net in the 40th minute. Sophie and Allison had shots over, then Caroline Gellman put in shot for our second goal in the 48th minute. 

Following shots by Caroline V and Amanda W, Fairfield hit a shot off the upright, and Elise made a powerful clearance to prevent another shot. After Claire's corner to Allison, whose header went wide, Claire set up Allison again for our third goal in the 59th minute. 

After that, Caroline V, Claire, Christyn, Rose and Leah all had chances.

We were psyched for our second win of the season!

Shots 29:3  Saves 0:8

G: Hannah

CD: FC+Tessa, Lindsay, Julia S
OD: Annie+Christine, Julia C+Elise
CM: Julia S+Shelby, Caroline+Claire
OM: Sarah+Sophie, Lean+Amanda W, Natalie
F: Mel+Summer, Allison+Caroline G, Rose+Christyn

3 Fairfield shot wide

4 Shelby shot saved
6 Mel shot over
7 Summer shot wide
9 Summer shot wide
14 Dartmouth corner
15 Amanda W shot saved
16 Allison shot saved
18 Sarah corner (2)
19 Claire shot saved
24 Claire shot saved, Caroline G rebound wide
26 Fairfield shot wide
31 Claire shot over
32 Claire shot wide
34 Rose shot over
2nd half:
38 Julia shot saved
40 Julia shot, Mel rebound --> 1:0
45 Sophie shot over
46 Allison shot over
48 Caroline G --> 2:0
54 Caroline V shot saved
55 Amanda W shot wide
56 Fairfield shot hit the post, Elise cleared the ball
57 Claire corner, Allison header wide
59 Claire set up Allison --> 3:0
61 Claire corner, Caroline V shot wide
63 Caroline V shot over
64 Claire shot hit the post
64 Claire corner
66 Claire corner, Christyn shot over
67 Rose shot saved
69 Rose corner, Leah shot saved

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Wesleyan 13sep2014

Cloudy, cool 45-50F/8-10C -- our first game! Always a little nervous excitement and concern over only two subs, but we had a nice long warm-up and felt ready for a team we hadn't seen before.

Fans came! Hannah's dad, Summer's mom, Caroline's mom, Steve's wife Martha Hennessey '76, daughter Kj Hennessy '02, son-in-law Greg Hill '02 and granddaughters Louisa '34? and Georgia '37?

We were composed and had a majority of possession, but in the 17th minute Wesleyan sped past our defense for the first goal. In the 20th minute, Christine's free kick found Julia for our equalizer.

Then two minutes later Julia set up Shelby for our second goal. Summer and Julia both hit the cross-bar, and Julia D had a shot saved before Julia set up Allison in the 36th minute for our third goal.

Caroline, playing in left defense, brought the ball into the middle of the field and shot from something like 25 yards for our 4th goal, and just before the half Mel got the rebound from Allison's shot for our 5th goal.

At half-time we spoke about how the diagonal passes and movement are working well, and we agreed not to score more than 6 goals.

We continued with good passing and good possession, but credit Wesleyan for not giving up -- they kept attacking and had a majority of the shots in the second half. 

Sarah scored our sixth goal in the 58th minute. We were happy to play well with so little practice. Some of the fans remarked that they could tell that our players had played together often since they played so well with each other.

Shots 20:9  Saves 7:5

G: Hannah
CD: Christine+Tessa
OD: Lindsay+Caroline
CM: Julia+Shelby
OM: Sarah+Sophie
F: Sarah+Summer, Julia D+Allison

3 Shelby shot wide
4 Sarah shot over
5 Sophie shot over
10 Christine shot saved
12 Dartmouth corner
13 Dartmouth corner (2)
15 Wesleyan corner
17 Wesleyan sped past our defense --> 0:1
18 Shelby shot over
20 Christine free kick to Julia --> 1:1
21 Caroline shot saved
23 Allison shot over
25 Summer's header hit the cross-bar!
26 Julia's shot hit the cross-bar, Sarah's shot wide
29 Julia D's shot saved for a corner
    Christine's corner to Julia header over
35 Julia shot saved
36 Julia to Allison --> 3:1
38 Dartmouth corner -- Christine
40 Caroline dribble and shot from outside! --> 4:1
43 Allison shot wide
    Allison shot blocked, Melanie got rebound --> 5:1
48 Tessa tackle prevented a shot, Wesleyan corner
53 Wesleyan shot saved
55 Wesleyan shot saved
    Wesleyan shot saved
57 Julia shot saved
58 Sarah upper 90 6:1
60 Wesleyan shot saved
61 Wesleyan shot saved
62 Wesleyan corner
73 Wesleyan shot saved
90 Wesleyan shot wide
93 Wesleyan shot saved