We started to play, but the people from Franklin that were in the crowd were so annoying they were really trying to mess us up. I wasn 't going to listen to them because I was so proud of us to make it to the championships. When I got up there to the server 's position I started getting nervous that I would hit it to high. I could hear my coach in the background saying “just breathe Bella you 've got this we 've worked on it your good.” My hand got a little lower as I swung and hit the ball up in the air it went over without touching the ceiling I was so proud of myself then as we played longer and longer the games were closer and closer in score, we won two and they won two, so this last one whoever won wins, we were really close and had to go over 25 points because we kept getting a point when they were at 25 but you have to be 2 points
Head coach Matt Siverling had his team ready to play in this one. The Blugolds opened on a 24-6 run, thanks to 10 quick points from Josh Weix. From here, the Lynx would fire back and after fighting hard they were able to trim the Blugold lead back down to seven points. Eau Claire answered the call right after that, rebuilding their lead back up and then some. By the end of the half, the Blugolds extended their lead to a commanding 21-point
And it’s been real fun. I’m excited to see if Shady comes through and runs circles around the Eagles all game on Sunday. But c’mon. The Dougernaut gets the Saints, and their league worst rush defense, at home. This is the easiest call on the slate.
Then it was time to begin the second half. It took us awhile, but we finally scored and tied it 1-1. Both teams were getting shots off, but no one was scoring. There were about 10 minutes left and our teammate got the ball and he scored. We were winning 2-1.
With 6 seconds left, the puck made its way to the rookie Vladimir Tarasenko. As if he had practiced this his whole life, he fired a wrist shot without blinking and roofed it. Scottrade Center erupted. The Blues would go on to win the game and unfortunately lose the series; however, this was one of the most exhilarating sports moments I have ever witnessed. Many of the hockey games I have been to have been memorable, but a couple of other experiences also stand out.
He almost always orders the line over the boards after the Islanders have surrendered a goal to quickly regain momentum. He has had them in the offensive zone at Madison Square Garden with two minutes left in a tie game, taking a faceoff, leading to a winning goal. When the team is struggling to establish any offensive flow or consistency, he juggles and what is the result? The alarm goes off and there they are - Cizikas front and center on Josh Bailey’s tying goal last night with Cal Clutterbuck netting the game winner with a little over a minute remaining. But make no mistake, they function better as a trio rather than as individuals.
I was going to all the practices, giving it my all and once again I did not play in the game. I was dishearten and I began to question myself. If I was not playing because I’m not experienced like the rest or If it was because I’m much shorter than everyone else. I was self doubting myself If I was even good enough to be on the team.I was not going to quit and the next game came faster than I expected. Thursday night and for the third time in a row I was not mentioned in the starting line up.
Polar Opposites 15-50, the most lopsided score all year. As the last place team running against last year’s State Champions, we knew we were going to lose. The meet resembled David and Goliath except Goliath would most certainly win. We went into every meet knowing we were going to lose, but that was irrelevant, because to us, cross country was more than just the final score. The bus ride to the Amherst meet was just like any other that season.
It’s a weird Thursday morning in the town of DeWitt, Iowa and I’m drift to school and the day, weather and people around me on the bus are just giving me a creepy vibe. As usually the bus driver is stressed because conditions are not ideal for driving and the kids are all going crazy and I have no clue what’s going on. Usually when I hear stuff like this I want to know what’s up, but at the same time don’t want to speak to anyone on the bus, so I didn’t think it was a big deal. Then I get to school, go to first block, which was basic drafting at the moment, and there is still a curious feeling in the air, so I asked Bob, a short red head, what was going on. He brought up that apparently he’s been hearing some bizarre things at the school.
Dave Silk and Bill Baker got the goals. Herb felt they played well in their first Olympic game, and prepped them for the second game against Czechoslovakia which ended with a 7-3 victory. The first win for the US team in the Olympics. “The country was stunned, we had no faith that they would even tie Sweden. These were just a bunch of college kids.” They finished the group stage with a solid 9 points, tied with the group leaders Sweden.
Other teams, parents and coaches gathered around to watch this “David and Goliath” match. The first two sets blew right by us and we won it with ease. Now, all we had to do was play the third and final set and were going home champions. Something, however; shifted in the other team, as we started to realize that they wanted to win just as badly as we did. It took us by shock how much they improved their skills by one game, and before we knew it we lost the third set.
We were all worried that the team that had been disqualified during my freshman year was going to win. They were by far our biggest competition, but we didn 't let that stop us. In the end it paid off and we won our first every city title by just a mere two-tenths of a point. It was such an amazing moment and most of my team, including myself, were in tears. It was so rewarding to be apart of the team that finally won our school and city championship, and we followed the rules to
The score was fifty-six to fifty-eight. As soon as I came in the game, I knew I was still on fire from the first half, so I smiled because I knew I was going to get the ball. When I got the ball, I shot a mid-range shot and I tied the game up. Then time went by to where nobody was scoring. It was like both teams were playing good defense, but the other team had scored with six seconds on the clock.
This round was for all of the marbles. The pressure was on and winning not only meant I got to go to play in the national tournament but I would achieve a dream of mine to play at the national level. We started off playing one of our middle ranked players. He pulled off a win against one of their stronger players. Then my brother played one of their low ranking players and was beaten putting us tied 1-1.