CAPTAINS DIARY (WEEK 3)
Gonzaga was a great game. We got to travel everyone for it and the team's spirit was high, pumped ready for action. We won 3-0. Kiersten Dallstream scored two goals, getting a through ball from Carly Dobratz for the first one and another on a through ball from Caeli Abeyta. Brandi Vega, a freshman forward, scored her second goal of her career when she got a shot off a set piece crossed by Maggie Dougher.
It was like everything was starting to chime and we were connecting as a unit and the team chemistry was on a roll. We left right after the Gonzaga game on a red eye to Florida which allowed a lot of us to rack up our miles. Wahooooo! We got there a little jet lagged, but found some good ole home grown Savannah cooking to fill our bellies (french toast was amazing).
We practiced Friday and Saturday trying to get use to our surrounding getting pumped to play the fifth-ranked team in the nation. Stephanie Phillips stepped up to the challenge and did amazing stopping shots that were mouth dropping. The struggle that we had was to follow the clearance and getting the second balls out of the danger zones which led to the two goals. After that our team couldn't get out of the undercurrent. It led to another goal to make it 3-0 and then Kiersten Dallstream scored a goal to make it 3-1. But the final score was 4-1 and it was a hard loss to take one that we haven't come by in all our four years. Hopefully we can bounce back come together and learn from our downfall and become better than ever!!! The trip home was a longgggggggg one but we made it back!!!
Carly, Maggie, Mallory
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