This week was really exciting since we took our first road trip for our season opener against Cal State Bakersfield. Practices leading up to Thursday were intense with a lot of focus on defensive shape and pressure. By Thursday everyone was ready both physically and mentally to go and kick butt in California. We split up into four cars and made our way towards Bakersfield...but ran into a road bump along driving from Cedar to Vegas. What we thought was the best car...(mine and Yaya's car) had a little trouble with the AC in the car...it didn't work. We were so busy having fun and jammin' to Justin Bieber that we didn't realize the AC in the wasn't working until we were past St. George...the point of no return. The next hour and a half were spent hyperventilating and panicking whether we would make it to Vegas alive in what felt to be 110 degree heat inside the car. We got a little creative and made a video to make known to the team our dire situation.
Once we got to Vegas we stopped and switched the car...Hallelujah! Then the best car was able to get back to our party and reach Bakersfield with no further problems. First stop: CHIPOTLE (the pre-game meal of Godesses). After eating we went back to the hotel to do a quick warm-up and stretch to get our legs ready for the game the next day. The next morning we had a walk through on the field and then headed back to the hotel to rest before going to the mall. We shopped for a couple hours and then went back to the hotel and took our final rest before game time.
Being our season opener, we're all satisfied and excited aobut our level of play and how much improvement was shown on the field between last weeks game between Utah State and this weekends game against Bakersfield. Although the score didn't reflect how well we competed against Bakersfield, it was exciting to notch our first goal of the season, as well as implement the defensive pressure that we worked so hard on this last week leading up to the game. We're all really motivated to come back to our home field and get our first win against UCSB this week on Wednesday!
-YaYa and B.Brown