Women's Lacrosse Season Blog
Sophomores Katie Boyle (Devon, Pa.), Jersey Burns (Salem, N.H.) and Kate Martino (Summit, N.J.) discuss the third week of the season including the start of the team's trip to Florida.
Monday, February 24, 2014
After the weekend's warm weather at Yale on Saturday, it was tough to readjust to the cold air and winds. We watched film before bracing the cold and ended up having a productive practice. Even though everyone was overwhelmed with midterms, we all put our work aside to focus on lacrosse.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Usually since we have late practice on Tuesday nights, it was a nice surprise to be able to get on the field early because the boys had an away game. We braced the cold to put our minds to tomorrow's game against Fairfield.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
We had a tough loss against Fairfield. However, it added fuel to the fire to beat Stetson on Sunday in sunny Florida. We were looking forward to warm weather and were preparing for a win.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Day off! We rested our legs and used our time to catch up on school work. We knew that we had to come to practice on Friday ready to go and excited for Sunday's game.
Friday, February 28, 2014
One more sleep until Florida!! We watched film and practiced for the last time in the cold. We conditioned and practiced hard to physically and mentally prepare for hopefully our first win.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
With our pillow pets packed, the team was excited as we boarded the plane to Florida. After a safe arrival and a light dinner, we had a late practice at Stetson under the lights. It felt good to only be in a t-shirt and shorts. We were all looking forward to a sunny game the following day.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
GAME DAY! Our psyche buddies gave us pregame inspiration with emails and quotes to further motivate us. After lathering on the sunscreen, we took the field at 1:00 p.m. We came out with a lot of fire and intensity and played as a team the whole game. It was great to get our first victory of the season by beating Stetson 19-3, and even better that we got our win in the sunshine state!!!
Monday, February 17, 2014
Unfortunately due to the cold weather we practiced inside at Fore Kicks indoor facility. Luckily we were able to get in a strong two hours of practice. We got a lot done and everyone was very focused. We worked on goalie clears and 7v7, specifically working on our plays for our upcoming day. We all headed back to campus after practice and then made our way down to Kimball for dinner. 2 DAYS BEAT UMASS.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
GAME DAY! Or should we say snow day?! As we are traveling to UMass the snow starts coming down steady and does not let up. Barely able to see the road, we eventually end up in the locker room with an hour delay of the game as they try to remove the snow from the field. Once we arrived, the field was still covered with pickup trucks flying around the field in an effort to get this game started. We started off strong, but they slowly got ahead with an 8-3 lead at the half. Fired up we took the field for the second half and unfortunately got beat that half 4-3. Although we lost the game 12-6, we put it away and started preparing for Yale.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Today was a focused, learning day. We worked on our clears and learned new plays. We worked on variations of our plays and the offense was pleased with their new tactics. All of these plays took a toll on our brains, after a long day at school who knew lacrosse was going to be just as thought-provoking? We ended the practice with a few minutes of 7v7 implementing our new plays. 2 DAYS BEAT YALE.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Once again Worcester weather is unpredictable. Today was a foggy and rainy day. We started out by watching film on Yale and looking at the scouting report. This left us with an hour and a half to practice. In this time we were able to get in clears, one v ones, and a lot of seven v seven. We knew what we had to bring to win tomorrow. Tomorrow would be the last faceoff between the Rutter sisters. In the back of our minds we kept the motto "do it for Rutter!"
Saturday, February 22, 2014
GAMEDAY! 7:00 a.m. wake up call and an 8:00 a.m. departure. This bright and early exit meant the obvious, that all of us fell fast asleep right as we sat down after we watched a little film. Once we got to Yale we were all shocked that we didn't need our under armor for the first time all season. This warm up was extremely important because our own Kaitlin Concilio turned 20 at 11:10 am. This gave us the energy to come out with a 7-3 lead at half. Unfortunately Yale had the upper hand in the second half and came out with a 10-8 win. This is a heartbreaking loss for the team, but we are ready to bounce back for Fairfield on Wednesday.
Juniors Sophia Agostinelli (Framingham, Mass.) and Kim Corkum (Ipswich, Mass.) kick off this season's blog.
Monday, February 10, 2014 (Sophia)
Braving the seven degree weather we donned our Adidas cold weather gear and went out to a late practice on the lower turf. We warmed up our sticks and legs in the drills and then did 30 minutes of 7v7 ending with 8 meters.
Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 (Sophia)
Game day today against Bryant at home. Having lost to them in the preseason we knew that we had to give it our all and hustle in every play. The game was hard fought and we went into overtime where odds just happened to be against us and Bryant scored the winning goal to beat us 8-7.
Thursday, February 13, 2014 (Kim)
We took this day to rest up and reflect on our game against Bryant. We all thought there were some great moments in the game that proved we have improved through out preseason and moments that we know we need to work on. Some of us had classes cancelled and a snow day while others had to trek through the snow to class. We are hoping to get outside as soon as possible to continue to work on things like our ride and clears. Stay warm!
Friday, February, 14, 2014 (Sophia)
Love is in the air. Mary Kate Vanecko brought in a homemade frosted brownie that everyone snacked on and I decided to make some little valentines to sneak into everyone's lockers. We watched film for an hour as we munched on sweets.
Saturday, February 15, 2014 (Kim)
We had practice from 9-11am this morning in an indoor facility. Although the space was a little tight, we really wanted to utilize the time we had to keep our stick skills up to par to make sure we are ready for our next game against UMass! We really have been working on faster movements with the ball and being aggressive on our ride. We are again, hoping to get outside as soon as possible!