Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ags Fall to Reno in First Conference Match

Bittersweet Reno by Shantel Flannary

Reno was a short bittersweet trip. We practiced Saturday morning at home on the football field to get ready for Reno's field. We departed to the airport and had a nice short flight and arrived in anticipation of eating at Claim Jumpers. Where the food was huge and delicious! It was Ellen's birthday and so she now has joined the 20 club! We played well in our game but came up very unlucky. Hitting the cross bar twice and it snowing in the second half. Although we came up short we learned a lot and look forward to the rest of conference.

**Note from the blog author: Though our first loss was disappointing, the effort and play of the team was not. On Sunday, we lost to Reno 1-0, but what was positive about this game was the number of chances that were created by our offense. HP (Heather Pond) and Lauren Hansen both hit the cross bar. Shantel sent a header flying towards the upper V only to swing just wide. Molli had a sweet save in the first half that kept us in the game...there were several other episodes such as these, so it was hard to be disappointed about the overall play, but still, the loss was a bummer. Though 0-1 in conference is not an ideal way to start off, coaches and players were please with how the team played on Sunday, and though the girls were disappointed about the loss, they came out Tuesday looking ahead to our next set of opponents standing in our way to reach a goal the team has set for the season. This weekend, the Aggies are headed to Boise and Moscow, Idaho to take on Boise St. and University of Idaho this weekend. Good luck Ladies!

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