Well, the first game of play in our new conference (the SAA) happened this past Saturday. For the third year in a row, we made the trip to Memphis to take on the Lynx of Rhodes. If you ever wanted to watch an exciting soccer game, this match-up would definitely give you all you could want...AND THEN SOME!
We knew this game would be a dog-fight, as the past has a history of repeating itself. However, we also should have known that this weekend would be a little adventurous if our trip to Chick-Fil-A in Tupelo was any indicator. If there is one thing that can be said about soccer girls...it's that they love to eat. It doesn't really matter what it is, nor does the time of day play any role in their decision to eat....it just happens, all the time. Now, throw ice cream in the mix and the girls will do just about anything to get some. Oh, did I mention it was free? Yep. It happened. The team leader of the store approached some of our players and said that if we would like free ice cream we would have to perform a skit of some sort. After mulling over what song or dance we should do, Jamie Sullivan, via Melissa Sweeney, spoke up and suggested we do "the rollercoaster." So. We did.
Needless to say, we enjoyed the
fruits ice cream of our labor and then continued on our merry way to Memphis.
The game was beyond eventful. The ref was handing out cards (both of the yellow and red variety) like they were party favors. After a few tough losses, it was great to see our girls come together and push forward through much adversity and beat a very good Rhodes squad.
We continue our SAA quest this weekend as we head back to Sewanee, TN for the second time this year and then make the trek to Danville, KY for our match against Centre. Both are huge rivals for our program, and extremely talented teams. We're looking forward to a solid week of training.
**Special thanks to the Dreyfus and McDonald families this weekend for the fabulous spread after our game!!! THE STRAWBERRY CUPCAKES WERE PHENOMENAL!*****
SEE EVERYONE ON THE PITCH!