Monday, October 31, 2011

2011 WAC Champs!

Congrats to the 2011 WAC Champions!!!!! More details coming soon!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Finally Home!

This past weekend, the team enjoyed a weekend at home with two conference games against New Mexico State and Louisiana Tech. On Friday, the Aggies shut out New Mexico State with a 2-0 win with goals by Kendra Pemberton and Shantel Flanary. Sunday, the Aggies rallied another win, beating Louisiana Tech 3-1 with two goals by Kendra Pemberton and one goal by Mari Miyashiro. The two back to back wins helped Kendra Pemberton and Molli Merrill earn WAC Athlete of the Week awards!! It was a great weekend! Aggies face University of Nevada, Reno on Sunday in Reno.


by Mari Miyashiro

First game of WAC was played in my home town, HAWAII. I was soooo excited to go home and play in front of all my friends and family. But as coach said, work first then we can have a day of fun after. So on Thursday we landed in the beautifully humid state of Hawaii and had some luggage trouble. But eventually we got all that figured out and headed to Waipio for practice. As soon as we started warming up, a toad got the attention of all the girls and we all stopped to watch as it hopped away. After practice we headed to my house for some yummy pasta that my mom, dad, sister, and aunties helped prepare. Next day was game day! But we had a bunch of time to kill before the game so we walked around the International Marketplace to do some shopping then headed out to "Da Shack" in Mililani to watch our football boys play BYU. Then it was finally game time! The first half didn't exactly go the way we wanted. Although we had chances, we just couldn't put the ball in the back of the net. Hawaii was able to and was up 1-0 in the first half. We came out in the second half and had an awesome goal scored by our very own Lexie Morgan. Unfortunately things didn't go our way and we lost in the second over time.

The next day we packed up and headed to Haleiwa Alii Beach Park for some fun in the sun! My family, friends, aunties, and uncles were already there with tents set up and brought two paddle boards, one surf board, and one kayak. The girls just went out on the boards and learned how to surf and paddle board on their own. Then we had some ono (delicious) lunch and headed to Matsumoto's for their famous shaved ice! After it was off to the airport to head back to Utah. Hawaii was so much fun! We didn't get the result we were hoping for but everyone worked their behinds off and now its time to work at practice and prepare for our next game!

by Jenn Flynn

So the time had finally come for the team again to travel to paradise! The only problem was was that the trip was six hours long (and that was just the flight!) luckily our good old red headed friend lo had packed us a snack for the plane ride. banana was the flavor of the every thing in the bag, unless you ate it fast enough which fishy was the only one who figured out, but still the food was all eaten within minutes of the flight! it saved us from starving to death because when we landed in Hawaii, Kendra's suitcase was nowhere to be found. We waited and waited and still no sign of the bag, but Kendra had her cleats in her carry on luckily. Once we decided that Kendra's things were not showing up any time soon we went to practice. After practice we went to our beautiful Mari's house and ate like animals! There was so much food. It was all amazing and by the time we were all done we were stuffed. Then there was dessert... and if you know our team, no one says no to dessert no matter how full. Never. Mornings in hawaii were amazing... even if they included an 8am jog, because here we could do it on the beach! After study hall we took to the streets for some shopping and the beach. Kendra found a swim suit (since hers was in her lost suitcase) while other people went to the international market and the most popular item that was bought were those brown sandal shoes. I’m pretty sure 85% of our team got them and they are soooooo comfy. On the way to our game, we stopped to watch the football team play BYU., then away to the field for our game we went. Sadly we lost in the second over time off of a corner kick 2-1. The team was upset but we knew we needed to bounce back from this loss and start preparing for our next WAC game against New Mexico State. On Saturday, we met Mari’s family at the beach where we got to play on the beach ALL day and Mari’s family made us amazing food on the beach and brought us surf boards to attempt to use. We were able to swim with some sea turtles and take TONS of pictures! Once we were all hot, we stopped by a sno cone shack which had the best snow cones of any place i have ever been... and i have been to a lot of snow cone places in my day. By the end of the beach day everyone was a little burnt and tired. We headed back to Logan where we prepped for our two home games the next weekend!