JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 22, 2010) - ETSU women's soccer players Tori Head (Kingsport, Tenn.) and Samantha Kron (Paradise Valley, Ariz.) will be stopping by throughout the season to provide a weekly blog on life as an ETSU women's soccer player. Here is week six of From the Pitch featuring Samantha Kron.
September 22, 2010
We started off the week with a day off because we had played Sunday afternoon against Winthrop. It is always nice to start this way because then you are able to get your week sorted out with practice times, along with class, on top of homework, and study hall hours (for the freshman anyways). We finally have been able to get into a set routine for each week, which allows us to get a hold of our busy schedules. I know that this past week for me has been by far the easiest because I was able to sort out my routine for each day and make sure to follow it.
Preparing for our game against Campbell did not start Friday morning or Thursday night, it started Monday morning when we all woke up for classes. We prepare for each game at the start of the week, focusing on that game and that game only.
With a big group of freshmen on the team, the Campbell match was our very first conference game in our college career, and we were very pumped to play. Although we were preparing for the Campbell game, we still needed to have three days of good quality practice as well as weight training with Coach Lee Morrow. On Wednesday, we meet with our mental coach Tami to talk about what we needed to improve on for our next game. Looking at the stats from our regular season games we had all come to the conclusion that we needed to win the first fifteen minutes of our game against Campbell and every game after that. This was because all the goals that have been scored against us have been near or inside of that first fifteen minute mark.
Finally before we knew it, it was Friday or in other words one day away from GAME DAY!! I can't speak for any of the other freshmen, but I was super hyper and anxious in both my Friday classes. I couldn't wait to walk out to the field Saturday for the game. As the whistle blew I don't think we could have been more prepared for our first conference game. We came out with a bang and not only won the first fifteen minutes but won all ninety minutes. Freshman Ramey Kerns had a phenomenal game scoring both of our goals! The girls were all very pleased with our win over Campbell and we hope to do the same this weekend when we take on Lipscomb this Friday, September 24 at 7 p.m. and Belmont on Sunday, September 26 at 2 p.m., at Summers-Taylor Stadium. GO BUCS!
Until next time,
Samantha Kron #4