Saturday, May 16, 2009
Tandem Friends avenged an earlier season loss with a 2-1 victory over the Fighting Owls in Friday's State Semi-Final. The Badgers got on the board first after dominating early possession and play. Taking eight corner kicks in the first 20 minutes, Tandem Friends had their way early with the Wakefield mid-field and back line. The Owls equalized quickly however and began to take over play. Diane scored the Owl goal minutes after the Badger strike.
The Owls domininated position and possession for the first 25 minutes of the second half but could not solve the Badger goal keeper. Many of the Wakefield shots went high or wide and those that were on frame were saved. A Badger counter against the flow of play stunned Wakefield and gave Friends the advantage they needed to continue on to the final.
The Owls finished the season 12- 4.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wakefield bounced back from a heart-breaking loss to Seton in the third overtime in the DAC Final to defeat a stuborn, plucky North Cross team. North Cross traveled from Raleigh to take on the Fighting Owls in the VISSA State Quarterfinals on Bohn Field on Tuesday, May 12, 2009. Diane again led the Owl scoring attack with two typical Legette Lasers. Her first goal came 4 minutes into the game on a beautiful strike from the top of the penalty. The North Cross keeper had no chance. North Cross tied the score on a free kick after an un-necessary Owl foul late in the first half. Catherine was surprized by a deflection and the game was tied 1-1.
Demee came through big time early in the second half with the most creative goal of the season. From out of nowhere she popped the ball over the North Cross keeper and into the net for a 2-1 Owl lead. Diane netted her second of the day with a sliding gritty stike that opened a 3-1 lead. The Owls then dominated play and possession for the rest of the game. Deep midfielder Jordan joined the scoring parade with a nice strike for the final margin of 4-1.
The Owls next play Tandem Friends in Richmond on Friday afternoon at 5PM at St. Catherine's School. Tandem Friends promises to be a tough opponent off their early performance against Wakefield and their magnificent upset of Eastern Mennonite on Tuesday. We are going to try to broadcast the game live over Internet Radio but that may not prove doable. Check back for further details tomorrow.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
We are loose, prepared, and happy. Thursday's great win has given our team the opportunity to play Seton for the DAC Championship. The game is on Saturday morning at 11:30 at Highland. Even with all of the rain and mud we will be playing on Highland's spectacular surface on their new Turf field. Thank you Hawks for this opportunity to play the Championship on your field. We are prepared and hungry for today's chance to win the DAC and prove that we are better than we showed earlier in the season against Seton.
We are meeting at Wakefield at 9:30 on Saturday morning to ride the "Big Cheese" to the game together as a team. Coach Metcalf and the Captains are in charge as I will be at a mandatory coaches meeting at Highland at 9 AM.
Remember, carry your boots onto the Turf field. Lace 'em up on the pitch and get ready to play some Football!! Let's live the extraordinary life today. Let's make the most of this opportunity with great sportswomanship and sportmanship, great football, and virtuous actions. You do not get these chances often!
Remember, it is just a game and games are fun!!
Friday, May 1, 2009
The Fighting Owls won the CAC Championship on Thursday afternoon with a convincing 11-2 triumph over a young gritty Notre Dame Academy squad at the the "Bohn Yard". Diane and Savi led all scorers with 3 goals and 4 goals repectively. It was Diane's fifth hat trick of the year!
Jesse scored her first goal of the season in a strong performance in the midfield. Senior forward Demi scored with a pretty strikes. Gracie added a nice goal. Catherine played very well in the midfield and in the front with her smiling aggressive style.
Izzie was the player of the game today. Her distribution, control of the midfield and all around leadership on the field anchored the Owls' performance. Izzie scored a nice goal and displayed her best field vision of the year.
Julie and Katie played valuable minutes in the back with solid performances. Kiely is improving with every minute she plays and again showed her promise with solid passing and movement in the midfield. Maxx lost her clean sheet but turned in a Championship effort in the goal. Freshman defenders Sara and Nia played a flawless first half. Sarah and Gracie gained some valuable experience in the central midfield.
Thursday's win was the 10th of the season for the Fighting Owls. The entire team performed like a Champion!