After a LONG 10 hour bus ride full of loud singing, lots of sleeping, constant eating, and even more studying, we finally arrived in Arizona. We had a light practice to move our legs around and then went back to our RESORT to sleep. Yes, we stayed at a resort. Everyone went to their rooms to shower while watching the TV that was in the bathroom...it was AWESOME!
The next morning we woke up and went on a light jog to a waterfall behind our resort where we saw some cute couples taking pictures and even a proposal!!! Oh wait...it was just a few of our players acting out what they wish would happen ;)
Then it was the time we were all waiting for...GAME TIME! We were lucky enough to have a sweet fan club there for us as well! We played under the lights against UofA and lost a hard fought game 6-1.
It may not have been the result we wanted, but we were able to take away a lot of knowledge on how to improve our game. Plus, Kelsea Godfrey scored her first goal as a T-Bird and it was an amazing goal!! We like to say it was a bicycle kick :)
The next day was a much needed off day. We had the chance to go shopping at a HUGE mall in Arizona. Needless to say, we came home with a lot more than we brought with us :) We then ate at Cheesecake Factory where we all graciously chowed down on some amazing dinner and of course yummy cheesecake!!
We ended the night with a stretch in the pool which led to a little craziness from our team...overall we had a really fun time to end the day full of team bonding that would help us in our game the next day.
In the game against ASU a whole new SUU team came out to play. We played much better and improved a lot from the previous game. We had some unlucky goals scored against us and lost 4-0, but we still showed a lot of growth as a team. Playing these two PAC-12 schools helped us a lot as a team and will definitely give us an edge going into our Big Sky Conference.
The best part of the weekend was that 3 of our amazing players represented SUU and made us all extremely proud by making the all-tournament team!!!
- Arizona Cats Classic All-Tournament Team:
Kaitlyn Lopez (UA), Hayley Estopare (UA), Mykaylin Rosenquist (UA), Cali Farquharson (ASU), Kaitlyn Pavlovich (ASU), Holland Crook (ASU), Andrea Albrecht (SUU), Annabelle Schwab (SUU), Breanna Brown (SUU), Janine Beckie (TTU), Hayley Haagsma (TTU), Victoria Esson (TTU).
Unfortunately, we had a very upsetting injury happen to Aurora "Ro" Moberly during the game against UofA. However, we know she will heal quickly and come back stronger than ever. We all love you very much Ro!!!
We are all happy to finally be home for a while as we have 5 home games in a row. We would love to have as much support as possible!! See you there! :)