JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 6, 2010) - ETSU men's soccer players Guilherme Reis (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) and Blaike Woodruff (Georgetown, Texas) will be stopping by throughout the season to provide a weekly blog on life as an ETSU men's soccer player. Here is week five of From the Pitch featuring Guilherme Reis.
I'm backů Being at home and playing at our stadium has been going well for us. We started the week 3-0 playing at home, and we were about to start conference playing two strong sides: Campbell (2009 regular season champions) and Mercer (runner-up in the last conference tournament). We knew the importance of the games, and the whole team was pretty focused. It was hard work preparing for those two games.
Thursday was game day and we were all excited to start conference (our main goal this season). It was a rainy day and the game started out really intense with both teams going forward and trying to create chances. We held possession for most of the first half, and we were trying really hard to get the first goal. Then it came on the 30th minute, on a free kick. After that we took control of the game and created a lot of chances. The game was over, and the first task was accomplished with a great win, 4-0.
We did not have time to celebrate because Mercer was right ahead of us. The Bears were a lot different from Campbell. They were really physical, and had a strong defensive mentality. The game was really though, and took a huge effort from every single one of us. In the end we came out the winning side with another good performance! 2-1 final resultů
We are off to a good start as we closed the series of five home games with five wins. Although everyone is very excited and happy with the results, the coach staff and players know that it is just the beginning, and if we want to accomplish our main goal we need to keep working. This weekend we are off to Florida, and hopefully we will get good results down there. GO BUCS!!
Until next time,
Guilherme Reis #5
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