Well, all in all it was a successful weekend at the Amherst Classic. We faced very tough competition with Brandeis and Amherst, and we all felt like we played fairly well against Westfield and Johnson and Wales. In order for us to be the team we want to be in our own Conference, then we need to be able to challenge a team like Brandeis more than we did, even if we don't win that match. The good news was that we felt like we played well against a good team in Johnson and Wales. Our hitters were swinging well, and finding the open spots, and our defense was very solid, although we missed having Reisa with us.
The next day we started slowly against Westfield, but regrouped to pull that match out in 4 after losing the opening game. We really didn't play well against Amherst at all, but Natalie was forced to sit out the first two games due to a very tight back, but made an immediate impact when she felt able to return in the third game.
We are now armed with a lot of things to work on, and so we'll go into practice next week focused on those things. We ended the weekend at our favorite sandwich shop (The Black Sheep) right in Amherst, so our ride home went smoothly! Although, some of us would have liked to have changed our order by that time to Pad Thai instead of a cold sandwich?