Team Diary - Meredith Hudson

Oct. 6, 2003

Welcome to the half-time show of the Yale Field Hockey season. We have a weekend off, and we all agree that it couldn't have come at a more appropriate time. This is pretty much the halfway point of our season, so I thought I would recap what's happened so far, and make some predictions for the future. That's what a half-time show is all about, right? Oh, and Britney Spears will also be performing.

We're 3-5, but 3-2 on our home turf (obviously this is due to the fabulous warm-up mix). The biggest games of the season have definitely been our Princeton and Cornell games. I'll never forget the looks on the Tigers' faces when we came back to score 2 goals in the second half and take them into overtime. Cornell was also a huge win, since we hadn't beaten them in eight years.

Let's take a look at some of the statistics from the first half of the season: one sprinting practice, eight 8am lifts, 12 hours of bus rides, 19 goals scored, 20 shots a game (average), 72 corners opportunities, one Rookie of the Week, one Player of the Week, 7 girls from New Jersey, three Canadians, and one red-head. Though we can't change the number of people from New Jersey, or Canada (kidding, kidding), I predict that we will have 45 goals, 150 corners, and no more sprinting practices before the end of the season.

Ok, fine, I am HOPING that we won't have any more sprinting practices. Anyway, the season is far from over, and we are just getting warmed up on Johnson Field. I am expecting great things to happen in the next few weeks, especially when we face off against Dartmouth and Harvard for Ivy games. They are both huge games since we went 1-1 against Dartmouth last year, and we haven't beat Harvard in my three years. Before we meet Dartmouth or Harvard, we start this week off with Quinnipiac on Wednesday night.

That's about it for my half-time wrap-up. Stay tuned for the second half of our season on the road to an IVY CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!!!!