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Freddie Braun's Blog #9

Freddie Braun

Freddie Braun

Oct. 26, 2009

Louisville, Ky. - This past week was full of joy and conspiracy. It started off with a game against Indiana. Our last two meetings were a win at home two years ago and a loss at there place last year. We felt compelled to destroy Indiana on our home field and so it happened. The first goal came in the first five minutes when Kenney Walker served the ball into the box where I headed the ball into the net. The goal has been talked about a lot recently due to the fact whether or not I touched the ball. If you were there you can decide what really happened. Did the announcer mean to say eight or eighteen? The score sheet showed that I scored. I did.

This wasn't the only controversal situation in the game. On our fourth goal, Andre Boudreaux punted ball three quarters of the field, which was then flicked by Mark Knight. The ball went to Colin Rolfe's feet where he scored a goal far post. People say that Knight didn't flick the ball on. It would then give Andre the assist, but again the box score says different. Knight received the assist. I saw it and he for sure touched it, sorry Dre.

The other two goals came from Colin Rolfe and Mark Knight assisted by Simeon Steward. Our forwards played very well together and the team played well as a unit. Overall it was a great victory against Indiana. We want to keep winning and it does not matter who scores because it was a team effort.

Back to the BIG EAST conference play, we hosted Rutgers on Saturday. It was Senior Day for us seniors and we wanted to make it a memorable one. We started slow in the first 10 minutes. Rutgers came out hard and we weren't ready. They almost scored twice in the first 10 minutes of the game. We got lucky they didn't score or else it would have been a different game.



The seniors were mad that they were beating us to everything on the field, so we raised the tempo and intensity. We set a good example for the team of how to play the rest of the game. When the second half started we were on fire. We had chance after chance and we knew we were going to get one. JT Murray crossed the ball to Paolo DelPiccolo who did a scissor kick to score the game winner. It was an amazing goal, which his parents flew from Colorado to see. Paolo gets the shout out for the week. Well done son. Colin Rolfe then secured the win in the 82nd minute crossed by Gerry Chavez.

The team has a very positive attitude this late into the season. We have put ourselves in a very good position to win the BIG EAST regular season championship and a good spot for the tournament. I would like to congratulate Colin Rolfe, Phil Edginton and Andre Boudreaux for their team of the week and player of the week honors.

We enjoyed every fan that has come out to support us at our games because you all give us an amazing atmosphere at Cardinal Park. We encourage your support and would like to see you all as we finish our season. It was a memorable senior day and a great week for us Cardinals. I want to give a special thanks to my whole family to coming to my game this weekend. I had a lot of fun with them and it meant a lot to me.

Our next game is home on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. against Cincinnati. Then we hit the road for our last game of the season at Villanova on Saturday.

Until the next Kicking it with Freddie, "The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen." - Frank Loyd Wright


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