By Liz Bereit '15
WINCHESTER, Va. – Sophomore Liz Bereit is our newest blogger on www.suhornets.com, and she brings us the inside look at the women's lacrosse team. This week, Liz talks about the women's trip to the Eastern Shore and its Spring Break activities.
We started off our spring break last Friday with a nice team dinner at Rookie's and Sam D's (Samantha Sisson and Samantha Donaghy) house. The seniors made delicious chicken parmesan nuggets and pasta, the juniors made salad and fruit salad, the sophomores brought dessert, and the freshmen contributed beverages. We had a great time all together just enjoying each other's company outside of practice.
Saturday we had our second game of the season at Washington College. Unfortunately, we suffered a loss in that game. That day, they were the better team on that field, simple as that. However, it provided us with a good learning experience, and since then I think that we have come a long way and grown a lot closer as a group. We are determined not to let losses define us.
On the bus ride to Washington College (which was three hours long), we had lots of time to kill, so there were some comical things going on. One amusing conversation was one in which Sydney Anderson was talking about how headbands never stay on her head (which is true – when it's falling off we just tell her she's got a ring toss situation going on). Sam D, the team's designated hair stylist, suggested giving Sydney cornrows. Sydney didn't think very highly of that idea, even though everyone else really wanted it to happen. That same bus ride, Coach sent her first snap chat, which was literally a thumbs up. She sent it to Amy and Coco (Amy Rollins and Corrinne Kosmowski) in the back of the bus, and all we heard when they opened it was an outburst of laughter.
After that game, we stopped at the Kogler's (sophomores Emily Kogler and Mary Kogler) house for dinner, which was absolutely delicious! We stuffed ourselves, and because thanks to all of the people Mrs. Kogler had to help her, food just kept appearing. It was so nice to have a home-cooked meal especially since most of our fellow students are enjoying that every day this week while they're home.
Ed. Note: I made the trip with the women, and Liz is right. The food was awesome!
Sunday and Monday we regrouped from the loss and got back down to business, working hard to sort out kinks that we recognized from Saturday. We also added a couple of new plays that really diversify our offense. Tuesday we traveled to Frostburg State for another non-conference game. Frostburg, Maryland, is up in the mountains and it was bitterly cold. However, we didn't let the cold (or snow) phase us as we beat the Bobcats 15-5.
The trip to Frostburg was another long bus ride, providing us with more opportunities to embarrass ourselves. One way we managed to do that was to sing basically the entire movie of Pitch Perfect, which our team is obsessed with. I'm pretty sure I saw Coach Becca taking a video of that… Maybe you'll be lucky enough to see that someday. On the ride home, we watched The Breakfast Club. Oh, and we sang along with that, too.
Thursday was a busy day for us! We had two practices, a scavenger hunt at the mall, and dinner at Coach's house. Also while at Coach Lutz' house we did our song presentations. This is an annual event during spring break in which we break into groups of four or five and pick any song we want, and we replace the lyrics with our own and make it about our team. These performances are always the most hilarious thing we do all year, and this year was no exception. Every group had a wonderful and unique performance, but this year's winning team was Rookie, Sam D, Sarah, Liz P, and myself with our remake of Pat Benatar's song "Heartbreaker."
Another group was Sydney, Juli, Rhodi, Kayla, and Miranda, and they did a mash up from Pitch Perfect (naturally). The third group was Ashley, Erin, Evie, and Bonnie, and they did Rihanna's song "Pour It Up." Last but not least, Amy, Coco, Emily, Mary, and Liv did Hilary Duff's "This Is What Dreams Are Made Of." This night will definitely be one of the highlights of the season; I can tell already. It was a blast!
The win against Frostburg was a great rebound for us, and we look to continue that upward trend this Saturday in our ODAC opener against Lynchburg. Lynchburg came in right above us in the preseason poll, so this will not be a game to miss! Here we go SU!