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Spring break has begun, 22 hours later in the car and we have made it through Boise, Las Vegas, and Claremont and are finally at our main destination of San Diego.
Our first game didn’t go so well and we played like you would assume a team would play after 22 hours in the car and a temperature that was twice as much as the ‘Scow. Not making excuses because we could have won, but it just wasn’t in our cards that day.
Saturday night after a long drive from Boise to Las Vegas we decided to treat ourselves to a night on the town and hit the strip in Vegas for some site seeing.
At this point I have no intention of wanting to return to the frozen north, even more so after getting a text from my sister Saturday as we were leaving that it was snowing in Moscow. Oh… great…
I will honestly say that Idaho had the talent and the ability to beat Claremont, a four goal game is not a blow out by any means. But after all the excuses are said, we didn’t beat them and that’s what matters.
Our offense had looks, our defense played great defense, we just lost all but two faceoffs and gave up way too many garbage goals around the crease.
Offensively, sophomore attackman John Kopke put up five goals on nine shots.
But whatever I guess, we couldn’t get things together to make it happen when the time came to perform. The support was there, the looks were there, heck, and even the nice weather was there. Nonetheless, we figured out what we needed to work and hashed out some small details this morning at walk-through to prepare us for tomorrow night.
After the Claremont game, we took the short drive south to San Diego to check into our wonderful hotel and relaxed after consuming a wonderful meal at a local hot spot thanks to the generosity of one of our parents.
Tuesday we took advantage of the nice weather and the day off to head to the beach and check out the local scenery, after going to the local grocery store and purchasing as much SPF 30, Aloe Vera and water as possible.Got to protect yourself from those rays when you’re from the far north.
This was all of course after sleeping through an earthquake in San Diego this morning, a 4.4 is small.
Now that we are all rested and have taken in a little bit of the city, it is time to crack down for our last two games of spring break. These are huge games for us and could be a great way to gain some positive recognition if we perform to the level we should.
Next week: White uni’s in San Diego? I think so. Recap of the SDSU and USD game, our trip back north and the usual Vandal shenanigans.
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