So it has been a short while since my last post. The preseason has now officially ended with two days off over Easter. Next week we will use completely to prepare ourselves for a tough season opener against Harrisburg City Islanders.
But here is the recap of the games that we played in the last week:
On Saturday, April 4th, we played our biggest test so far against Carolina Railhawks. The final result was 1:0 for us by a last minute from Deli. To be fair though, Carolina had the better chances and the result could have been easily the other way around. Ronnie pulled out some great saves, most notable an open header from 5 yards that he managed to tip over the crossbar.
Three days later we played University of Richmond at their and our stadium. It was the first time we played there and were able to test the field for our season opener next Saturday. It looks better than last year at this time, but still a little bit bumpy. We won the game 2:0 and looked pretty dominating in the first half. Leigh rested some players like Deli, Burke, Luke, Ronnie, Kelvin and myself. We had Maxwell, a trialist, playing the game in the right midfield position. He looked good and had a great assist for Bulows second goal.
Our last test was against UVA on Friday. After conceding a goal 20 seconds in the game, we were unable to score a goal for the first time in preseason and lost 1:0. I am sure that loosing the dress rehearsal will give our team the needed eagerness to look better next weekend. A couple of players still work on some minor preseason injuries, but nothing too much to worry about for next weekend.