March 3rd, 2016 | Uncategorized
On Wednesday my U15s were back in action out in Killanin against Moycullen. It was your typical bitter cold night with a bit of misting rain but little did I know the scene was set for magic. We arrived as planned and made quick work of getting changed before getting on the floor to warm-up. Julia, who was sidelined after dislocating her knee earlier in the season, asked me a question I just did not expect. ‘Do you think we’re going to win?’ I furrowed my brow and asked her, ‘Why wouldn’t we?’ From there, we went our normal strategic route of working hard and hanging our hat on our defense. We forced a few turnovers and were able to get out in transition and eventually won the game. I wasn’t privy to just how important this game was for the girls until talking to Mike after the game. He told me that for the past 4 years these girls always finished second best against Moycullen so to be able to finally get over the hump was huge! And to beat them well, a score of 61-35, sweetened the pot for them and boosted their confidence. I’m hope we can build on this win for the rest of the season and indeed whenever they face Moycullen again they’ll know they have nothing to fear.
Victory Scholar: Marritta Gillcrease
Present University: NUI Galway
US League: MAAC
Club/Community Partner: Galway Titans
Alma Mater: Rider University
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