Oct. 11, 2010
Well, another weekend down for the Louisville lacrosse team, and another trip home without a defeat. The journey started Friday morning at 4 a.m., with some happy faces at the airport and ended with freestyle acoustics on Sunday night.
Our trip to Boston was a great one, filled with competition, family and fun. On Friday, we traveled to head coach Kellie Young's alma mater, Mount Holyoke College. They allowed us to use their facilities and practice on their field. Following practice, we went on a bus tour around campus, where Kellie shared her crazy college stories. Afterwards, we had a delicious dinner with the Mount Holyoke lacrosse team, a menu that included meat balls (which will be ironic later on in the story), pasta and some great chocolate cake. It was great talking with the players and hearing about their experiences as collegiate lacrosse players.
The next day, we practiced and scrimmaged with the Boston University lacrosse team. We started off the day with some 2v2 scenarios and 7v7 sets. It was a great change for us, allowing us to play against a different attack and defense in drills. After that, we played them in a full field scrimmage and were able to apply everything we learned in the drills to the scrimmage. The MVP award goes to junior Meg Ryan, who shot the ball from the 50 yard line on an open net and miraculously made it. It was an ESPN Top 10 for sure.
Following the game, which resulted in a Cards win, the team went on to a Duck Tour around the city of Boston. Sergeant Meatball led the troops through the city, with Aimee Dixon and Hillary Bushway chiming in their two cents from time to time. Quack. Quack.
Sunday was a great day for the Cards to finish out the weekend. We started our play day in Harvard's football stadium (resembling the Coliseum) against the Harvard Crimson. It was as slow start, but as the team started to wake up, and we began to play our game. We continued our streak against Albany and had a redemption game against Brown to end out the day. Senior Emily Dashiell was a checking machine and senior goalkeeper Katie Zoeller playing yet another spectacular weekend in net. Aimee and Hillary played hometown heroes with great showings from end to end.
After a long weekend, we were able to come out of four games with four victories and many lessons learned. This next week, we have practice and quite a bit of video to watch in preparation for our first home match, with games against Ohio State and Vanderbilt on October 14th. We hope to see you there as we look to raise money for Breast Cancer awareness at the Lacrosse for the Cure event!