Women's Soccer Blog - Aleah DeGeneres
Sept. 11, 2007
Throughout the 2007 season, members of the IU women's soccer team will be giving fans a daily insider's look at what it's like to be a part of the squad. Today's blog is by freshman Aleah DeGeneres.
Oh my goodness! This has been an exciting couple of days, you don't even know!
We won the Hoosier Classic on Sunday when we beat nationally ranked USC! They were number 13 and we won!!!! It was one of the most intensely exciting games I have ever witnessed.
We came off kind of slow in the first half but in the second half we came out as a whole new team. We had urgency and aggression. The sidelines were standing and cheering, the band was taunting the Trojans and the team just clicked. We were down 1-0 and Leigh Anne (Cummings) scored in the last 6 seconds of the game. Then in overtime, Arnie (Kristin Arnold) scored in the first 40 seconds to win it! It was so exhilarating. Wow.
And to top it all off, I found out that the Broncos won in the last second that day also!!! What, I'm from Colorado! I'm a die-hard Bronco fan...duh! Oh! And IU Football beat Western Michigan on Saturday. The whole team went to Stewie's (Katy Stewart's) house and watched the game. It was so much fun! Sports in my life have had a good week.
So for the past month I have been dealing with a broken foot that has been broken since November. I thought it was healed, but when I hurt it again during preseason I found out that it apparently never fully healed. But I got out of the boot yesterday!!!! I got to go on the elliptical and start getting back into shape! Wendy (Poppy), our trainer, thinks I should be able to start playing next week sometime. I can't wait. I want to play sooooooooo bad! I hope I'm not too out of shape.
Well, I've gotta go get ready to go to the trainer. We are lifting today so I have to go early to do my foot stuff. Yay! Have a good day kiddos! GO HOOSIERS!!!!
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