Senior Nakona Wolfe is back with another edition of her blog, LacrosseRoads. Nakona recaps the opening month of the season and looks forward to an exciting spring break.
Happy week six of the women's lacrosse season, ladies and gentlemen. Isn't it bizarre that we are already on week six of the season? Its flying by.
Since you last heard from me, we have played six games. Two of those games were scrimmages: one against Hood College and the other against Shepherd University. We played Shepherd in the fall in our play day and we were eager to come back and work to beat them again. The women were successful in both scrimmages score board wise, but we also learned a lot to help us further prepare for the season.
We had our season opener against Mary Washington two weeks ago. Instead of having our game on a Wednesday, our game got moved to Tuesday because of the "snow" that was coming in. The snow has to cut it out! We have games to play! It was cold Tuesday that we played the Eagles. This was a big game for us, Coach T's alma mater, a team ranked 8th in the country and a good challenge for us. This was a hard game for us, we ended up not being successful on the score board, but the score did not reflect the effort and hard work we put into this game. We were very proud of the talent and the ability we had for this game, and we were very excited to see what the rest of the season had in store for us.
The following Saturday the team traveled to Lycoming College in Pennsylvania to take on the Warriors for the first time ever. We have never played this team before and were excited to take on some one new. I personally wasn't able to attend this game due to a clinical rotation that I could not make up, but I watched the game online, just like some of you who couldn't make the trip. I sat in Starbucks cheering for the women, and watching the success of so many people taking the field. This is the game of firsts. First time playing this team, first win of the season, a lot of first collegiate goals, first time taking the field and so on and so forth. What a great first business trip.
Week 4. Last Wednesday, we played McDaniel College at our home turf. The men played before us, securing a win against Albright. We had a plan to seal the night with a win to end the week day doubleheader. We had not beaten the Green Terror in five seasons. Last year we did not play them so they were not ready for what was going to come at them. We started the game behind the Green Terror. At the half, we were down by four goals. After our half time talk and we got our minds right and back in the mentality that no one was going to come into our house and win on our field, we came out guns blazing. And let me tell you, we were on fire. Gionna was a rock star in the cage, having over 10 saves, we scored six straight goals to put us in the lead. 9-8 final score. BIG WIN, first time ever, we took down the Green Terror.
This past Saturday we took a trip down to "the beach" to play the Christopher Newport Captains. Honestly this was not a game we were proud of. We did not show up for this game, we did not play Shenandoah lacrosse that day. It was a hard loss for us but an interesting learning experience for us to move forward with the rest of the season.
Stay with us as we take on Widener on our home field this Wednesday at 4 pm, and watch the men follow us at 7. Saturday, we kick off our spring break at Marywood, so follow us there or tune in on the live stream to see the Hornets kick some butt!
For spring break we will be staying in Winchester so tune into the next blog to hear about the crazy stuff that happens when SUWLAX takes over the deserted campusJ