We scrimmaged Minnesota Pop to start off the day. After some miscues on the first point, Pop broke. We were able to clean it up quite a bit to regain control of the game. Since it was the first game we have ever played together as a team, we expected some jitters, miscues, and mistakes that come with playing the first game of the season. As the game went on, our offensive flow picked up and we were able to consistently work the disc. Defensively, our intensity was ridiculous. We forced a lot of turns and generated a lot of Ds.
Following the scrimmage, we hosted our first ever skills clinic. We had 35 women in attendance to learn from Heist, Sting, and Pop players. The clinics were geared towards developing skills in a wide range of players. Each 30 minute session featured 3-4 different clinics for participants to attend. To see what we covered, navigate to our “2012 Skills Clinic” page.
To wrap up the day, we invited everyone we knew to watch our showcase scrimmage against Pop. Most of Pop had been practicing while most of us had been teaching clinics, and showed a more refine offense to start off the game. We went down 3-6, before getting our act together on our home turf.
Heist rattled off four straight scores to take half 7-6, putting on a great show for our friends, family, and fans. Our defense allowed us to fight back. What was impressive was our ability to use the defensive and sideline energy to fuel connection on O, something that does not always happen for teams this early in the season. We maintained poise, to finish the game 13-9.
After a quick practice, we invited skills clinic participants back to play in a hat tournament of mini. We were excited to continue to build relationships with the Madison ultimate community and allow players the opportunity to play with other women who love the game.
We look forward to Colorado Cup, with many of us counting down the hours until we catch our flights or hop in the car to Boulder. We are currently seeded 4th, and have the opportunity to face off against North Central Regional rivals Midwest RevoLOUtion (St. Louis, MO) and 2012 Club Championship Quarter-finalists, Molly Brown (Boulder, CO). We also are excited to face some out-of-region competition from Schwa (Portland, OR), and Viva (Los Angeles, CA) in pool play.
Heist has a lot to look forward to. Thanks again to all who came out to support our team last weekend!