Thursday, September 23, 2010

Another step forward and Alumni Weekend!

Only have a couple of minutes before I head off to work so I thought I'd very briefly give you my thoughts about our 1-0 win against Trent and our upcoming alumni weekend.

Last weekend, we played Trent Excalibur, an organized squad with a new-found confidence. We created a couple of good scoring opportunities in the first 15 minutes but couldn't capitalize on them. As the game progressed, their confidence grew, and the score-line remained nil nil. The last 10 minutes, saw us pushing for a goal. We knew we needed 3 points if we were to hope for a first round bye in the playoffs. In the 93rd minute, we found the winner. Our left winger, Mac Ojiaku, hustled for a ball he had no purpose hustling for, crossed it in the box to Dan McBride, who played it across to Eric Cappon for the winner. I keep telling these boys that these moments - the moments when you think you're out of a game but find a way to win - are going to help us down the road. All in all, pleased with the result, but improvements are still to come.

This weekend is a special weekend for our young boys. Each of them have an opportunity to share in the glory days of our great alumni. They will have the opportunity to listen to past-time stories, receive words of wisdom, and lifelong advice. This is what makes alumni weekend so special. Add in a 2-game weekend versus Nippissing and Laurentian, and we have ourselves a weekend to look forward to.

Alumni are encouraged to attend the alumni game at 12:00 p.m. at our West Campus practice field. I will be there at 10:00 a.m. for any out-of-town alumni who want to see the changes we've made to the Men's Soccer change room. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!

I look forward to welcoming all of you and thank you for your continued support.