1350 Miles, 32 bus hours, 2 hotels and 2 games later the 'Cats have finished the opening weekend of the 2013 season. Leaving Durham Thursday evening we arrived the following afternoon in Westover, West Virginia ready to play that night. Despite the weather and the absence of Head Coach Ben Clark, the 'Cats left Mylan Park with a 10-7 victory over the Mountaineers of West Virginia University under the guidance of Assistant Coach Jeremy Small. (credit is also due to sophomore David Nardella for some impeccable coaching in the box)
Following the victory the team enjoyed some fine dining in town where sophomore midfielder Al "Bud" Hutchins discovered a fondness for Taco Bell's very own Chalupa. After a night of well deserved rest we made our way across three states to our nation's capital to meet the "Brolonials" of George Washington University.
The 'Cats went into the game with a head full of steam and enough confidence to fill a coach bus. Despite some incredibly sweet HeadWrapz GWU couldn't keep up with the boys from Durham. The 'Cats left DC with a 9-3 win.
All in all, it was a successful opening showcase for the boys. We will be looking forward to our the next contest on March 12th against UC Davis. Stay tuned for updates from our conquest of the West.
And of course, a special thanks is most definitely due to our wonderful managers Steph and Abby for sacrificing their weekends and putting up with us on and off the bus for the duration of the trip.
Some candids from the weekend:
|..what most of the trip looked like|
|The team looks excited for a trip on the DC Metro|
Somewhere in MD, WV or PA - regardless, definitely 'Sqautch territory
|Everyone's new timeline banner on the FaceBook|
*Take notes Eli Hayward, just kidding, we appreciate your vids more than we do CU’s Club Ball episodes.