Today we played the Shamrocks, a team with a few incredible players and a pretty darn good goalie. Walking into the rink I was a bit nervous, since I’ve played with and against some of the folks on that team over the last couple of summers. The “with” part has always been fun, because hey, awesome players! The “against” part has always been a challenge, since hey, awesome players (skating past me very quickly with the puck….)
So we got out there and despite a few scary moments (Amy AND Julia both ended up with nasty bruises on their right knees, and I took an Amy C. slapshot off the pointy bony inside part of my right ankle OUCH OUCH OUCH), we played really great. The first goal was one of those digging ones, where we just kept at it until the goalie was 100% out of position, and then we put it in. The second goal … I honestly have no clue what happened except that it went in (was making a line change as that happened). The final goal was Sejal’s return to the land’o’mojo! She said before the game that she wanted to shoot with confidence, and holy moly did she ever! Freaking roofed the puck over the goalie’s left shoulder! What a thing of beauty….
We won 3-0. Renee’s goaltending was excellent this evening. She made many skillful stops, and one totally flukey one (yeah, the puck bounced off the inside of her left skate and back out into the crease where KP picked it up and put it out of the zone). Phew for having skates in the right position!
The team’s 2-4 on the regular season, and 1-2 in tournament play. I believe we can do better than .333 over the rest of the fall, to say nothing of the spring. Bring it on! The Storm is ready.