Let me start off by saying you guys are absolutely amazing. Once again we were able to reach our goal of $10,000 on our Play for Kay night. What a huge accomplishment that wouldn’t be possible without you. Words can’t even describe how thankful and grateful, we are for everything you guys are doing.
The game against New Hampshire was, according to Coach Barron, “one of the worst games we have played all year,” and we couldn’t agree more. It wasn’t pretty, but it is always good to learn a lesson without losing. The fact is, we have to do better. Especially with Albany coming on Sunday.
There were a few reasons why we were able to get the win against New Hampshire. One of those reasons was Bella Swan. Can we just take a moment and recognize how amazing she is playing this year? She is stepping up constantly. Beating her own career-high every other game and the sky seems to be the limit for her, literally. In the game against University of New Hampshire (UNH) she recorded her second-straight 20-plus point game, with 20 points and seven rebounds.
The other two reasons were Sigi Koizar and Mikaela Gustafsson. Sigi scored 20 points, while Mikaela finished in double digits as well with 10 points and four assists.
After the win against UNH, we had a day off and started our preparation for UMass Lowell on Tuesday, before hitting the road on Wednesday. The game was scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m.
We knew to win the game we had to front the post, take away their drives and take the open shots.
Once again it was our defense that helped us secure the win. We were able to hold UMass Lowell under 50 points and forced a season-high 29 turnovers.
Sigi Koizar had an unbelievable performance. She finished with a new career-high 32 points, while adding five rebounds and five assists. Sophie Weckstrom and Mikaela Gustafsson joined Sigi in double-figures with 11 and 10.
After losing the first game against Albany by five, we are determined to do better. We watched a lot of film and talked about how and where we can improve. Some of the big keys are controlling their two top-players, rebounding, stopping their drives and executing well against their zone.
Let’s see if we can make it 12-1 in conference.