2-10 never felt so good.
Last night’s game against Purdue was a sight for sore hoosier eyes. We have talked an ungodly number of times about achieving our full potential on the field and stringing together flashes of brilliance all season long. It gets tiring to continually say we are improving, but never see the end result in a W.
We went into the game focusing on ourselves. Coach didn’t have a scouting report for us, which I think was a good thing for this particular game. Whether or not he meant it this way, it showed me that he had the confidence in us where it doesn’t matter what they do because the game will be ours if we play the way we know we can.
It was our home opener, the crowd turnout was phenomenal, and all everyone on the team wanted to do was finally get our second win.
Not to mention, BEAT PURDUE, which is always a goal for the season.
The captains lost the coin toss before the game again. I think we’ve won maybe 1 this season, definitely no more than 2. Purdue was SUPER excited to win, giving an emphasized fist pump then choosing which goal they wanted to defend. We got the first AP, I didn’t much care. The sun wasn’t that bad.
After warm ups, we huddled up and you could tell the energy was there. Everyone was ready to play and give it their all for 60 minutes. Sam Sudakoff gave an inspiring pregame speech and we were on our way.
The first half was back and forth, with each team capitalizing on their man up opportunities. We were able to gain the momentum and head into halftime with a 6-4 lead. We carried the momentum into the second half and netted 3 goals to open, something we have struggled with doing all season. We played a very solid 3 quarters, but had a less than stellar 4th quarter. Coach has stressed all season about playing for a full 60 minutes to the best of our ability. We still have yet to do that, but came as close as we have been all season. Regardless, we held on to run out the clock in the final 2 minutes and won 12-10. The seniors couldn’t have been happier. We went out on top against Purdue.
Honestly, there is nothing like beating a hated rival, especially on your home turf, super especially in front of a rowdy, excited crowd.
One thing I didn’t enjoy was being jabbed in the side with a butt end every time I went to the crease. That’s just lame. If you do that, heavily consider stopping.
LITTLE 5 IS HERE! The win was extra sweet knowing we were going into little 5 feeling good.
It’s hard to describe Little 5 week. It has gotten to the point where even the most stubborn teachers either cancel class or assign nothing during the week because they know it simply just won’t happen. It’s no ones fault, blame tradition if anything. Tuesday’s Lil Wayne concert was a surprisingly awesome show. I’ve never been too high on rap concerts. Something about watching someone run around stage rapping doesn’t quite do it for me. Wayne, however, put on a great show. Here’s a cool video leading up to him going on stage. Assembly Hall was PACKED:
The banners never looked so good. Glowfest is tonight featuring Pretty Lights, LMFAO, Mike Posner among others. Should be a good show though I won’t be attending. Wayne put a nice little hole in my pocket.
After the game, a few of us decided to head on over to Sports and celebrate our victory. I had 8 am class today (pretty much the only class all week) so it was going to be an early night. Then, as I walked in I heard the boom of the House-style bass, and I remembered, Wednesday is House Night at Sports. I have wanted to go House Night all semester, but we have Wednesday practice and I have 8 am class on Thursdays. Words can’t explain how happy I was. It was an awesome time. It’s a shame 8 am class had to cut the night short, but you gotta do what you gotta do. SO happy they played these 2 songs. I know I’ve already shared “ID”, I truly don’t care. In fact, I might just embed it into every post from now on.
More updates on little 5 to come. Hopefully Skreech isn’t racing on Saturday
Does our win count towards the Crimson and Gold Cup?
Focus is now on Miami
We are still alive for the post season
The greatest college weekend in the world is upon us