Every season people look at us differently.
Every season people look at us differently.
Played a great game at Saginaw Valley today. We lost 1-0. We were very, very strong. We have taken a lot of injuries in the last couple of weeks. The team’s play today was a credit to the support and courage of each and every member. Saturday we worked on a different formation to try and work around the injuries we were carrying into Sundays game. The women worked at it with a will and stepped out onto the field Sunday, put it into play and came so close to pulling it off. 86 minutes we pressured and forced them into bad shots and turn overs and made them play our game. They scored late on a weak side goal that we just could not prevent.
No early goal, a ferocious battle all game, playing a different style of play, with injuries, rebounding off a difficult Friday game. There are not many groups of players that have the will and the spirit to bring everything they have to a game facing all those situations and leave it all out on the field. I love this team-and the bars, yes the ones with chocolate on top and the muffins, those are good too!
A week to prepare for our game at NMU! Come on you huskies!
Just in case anybody missed these!
No practice today. Glad for the women but I thought I would miss it. WRONG! Temps pushing 100 today and hotter on the turf. Great day to get a little office work done, modify the computer and begin to put together systems for the rest of this year and next. I hope everyone had a good first day at school! Let’s set the tone in the classroom!
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate ladies. Start filling the tanks today for our Match on Thursday. A little pregame stuff to honor the wonderful Michigan Tech University and Women’s Soccer benefactor Pat Nelson-see the story on the Women’s Soccer page on the Athletics website
It is a historic day for all of us and should be a lot of fun for everyone in attendance! We have the business end of preparing to be the best soccer team we can be tomorrow and then we step right into the history books on Thursday! Almost game day and feeling great! Thanks to all and take care of yourselves.
Slap my shinguard, will you? Well take that, and that and that! 30 seconds are up, Ha!loser walks! Technical, Technical, Technical! Yes, I am a picky SOB-and if you want to go to Dairy Queen you better work on your juggling! On frame ladies! Come on, no pressure just knock it in. The pressure is in your heads, you can…put it on frame. Straight on, On the bounce, On the turn, 1 o n 1, I know you can….put it on frame ladies!
Fantastic practice ladies! A little reprieve as we get chocolate milk and chocolate cake-thanks again by the way! That may sound like the double dip but it isn’t! That is inside-out of the sun as Kyle and Alison are waiting with a challenging workout regimen to help us prevent injury. These women went through a routine today that was grueling but balanced. What athletes these women are! I am proud and blown away by their drive and persistence! So there is our double dip. Two practices in a row followed by lots of recovery time and school tomorrow! Thank you and see you Tuesday!
So the doe with the twins and I are getting to be glaring acquaintances. She glares at me every night when I pass through her little domain down on the end of the hairy toad trail. She gets her fawns behind her and gives me “the look” until I am well on my way. Thinks I am a bad influence, I suppose! I pass the albino squirrel when I come out of the time trial loop and cross the birch loop the second time. After crossing the Isle royale loop, the time trial loop ducks back into the woods and the black squirrel usually shows up within 50 yds or so and scolds me, for being so noisy with my poles I guess. I come off the time trial loop on to the hairy toad, thenturn on to the barking frog loop then back to hairy toad and I rejoin time trial just in “time” to get checked out and snorted at by 2 big deer! Same to you I think to myself. Meanwhile the gophers are scaring the crap out of me by scurrying right under my feet amd there are some cool “dark loving” birds on the ground under the greenery that I can’t quite make out in the dim light under the trees. I have been spending about an hour a night hiking the trails with my poles and i wanted you to know the “wild life” in Houghton is going just fine!
There are lots of reasons to love sports, and soccer particularly. Seeing the connections made when a team comes together to wish some old guy happy birthday is one of the best reasons! Soccer has a family feel to it, a sense of shared engagement with a fun, positive and competitive activity. So, all I can say is Thanks!
86 degrees at the end of morning practice. 95 on the way home from afternoon practice. A great day for recovery runs, fitness runs and varying doses of quick footwork with finishing in the morning followed by a beautifully choreographed set of ladders, shooting, 3v3 continuous and ending with a Weissweiler box competition just to get us on our way to being fit-er. Thanks to the trainers for the gatorade! We really pounded the water and the gatorade today! Field practice followed by strength and fitness tomorrow and then some rest because school-you do remember school don’t you?-starts on Monday! Some physical recovery time and the beginning of some intense mental stimulation! Exciting time for all.
Thanks for the hard work ladies. It is beginning to pay off already and will pay bigger dividends in the future!
Is a tie really a win? If you have been in real, physical existence for all of 12 days and you play an established program at your own level, score your first ever goal against a D2 opponent and come out with a 1-1 tie what is it really? I will tell you what it is………it is a tie! But what a joyous, beautiful tie it is!
We created almost 3 times the chances they did! We pinned their ears back for most of the first half. We came closer and closer to playing the right balls at the right time. You know, to feet when they are checking and to space when they are spinning away? Instead of the opposite, which we did a lot of on Wednesday!
The players were very tired, no matter how sparkly they were yesterday, they were tired! The fact that they are beginning to play together carried them part of the way to day. The fact that they are beginning to play well together helped them support each other and come out with a solid result today.
We have a long way to go and a short time to get there. (Jerry Reed: East Bound and Down-Great Song, incredibly bad movie) It is all real from here on out. I believe this group of women, this team of Huskies will be ready for the Season opener on September 2! Looking forward to all of your smiling faces in the stands!
As always, thanks!
Pool time early this morning seems to have helped our legs. We looked pretty sharp come afternoon practice. Still working on synch-ing up as a team. Prep for tomorrows scrimmage went well. Short turnaround from Stevens Point but we seemed to have bounced back well! Can’t wait for tomorrow! Hope to see you there! If you can’t be there I know we will feel you in the air!