still not over it in South Bend
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This happens in the B10 Rowing Championships to The University of Ohio State. Michigan Women's Novice 4 takes 2nd.
Another 2-0 win for the US. Could easily have been 3 or more, with all the opportunites in the 2nd half.
Same starting lineup as Saturday. Possession was much better, didn't see all those turnovers like last game. We had earlier scoring opportunities, especially around the 15' mark, when we had a free kick and two corners one after the other.
The first goal came in the 27' as midfielder Heather O'Reilly attacked from the right wing, beat her defender baseline and passed to a wide open Amy Rodriguez, who had made a run down the center, and when O'Reilly went baseline, drifted back to open a passing lane, and the Japanese defense didn't stay with her.
Japan attacked by trying to get a player behind the defense. They had a bunch of offsides. Finally at the 34' they had a player running with speed at the D and a well-timed pass that would have been a great scoring chance had Hope Solo not come off her line, slid and grabbed the ball near the top of the box, just beating the player. Overall, despite winning four early corner kicks, they didn't threaten much, only mustering 3 shots, 2 on goal, for the game. If there wasn't a corner, they seemed to only have two players in an attack, their midfield failing to come up and support.
The second goal came in the 69' again with O'Reilly attacking down the right. She entered the right side of the box halfway down, then took a dribble diagonally to the center, and ripped a shot to the far side.
Alex Morgan subbed for Amy Rodriguez at 61'. Soon after a long pass got her in behind the defense, all alone. The goalie came all the way out of the box to challenge, but Alex won the ball. She could have tapped it into the empty net, but instead got casual and took an extra touch, enabling a defender to get back in time to slide and block the shot.
Midfielder Shannon Boxx looked much better this game, helping control play, and even getting a couple one-on-one chances attacking in the box. Unfortunately, she didn't connect with anyone on those passes.
Amy LePeilbet, back from an ankle injury, subbed in at the half, replacing Stephanie Cox at left back. She looked strong back there. Lori Lindsey subbed in at 61' for Shannon Boxx, Lauren Cheney at 71' for Heather O'Reilly, and Tobin Heath at 83' for Megan Rapinoe.
Lindsay Tarpley tore her right ACL (same knee as in 2009) in Saturday's game and is out. Final roster isn't due until June 16, so Coach Sundhage has some time to decide on a replacement.
Next game June 5 @ 2PM ET vs Mexico.
Because I am coming to AA this weekend for business, and I know I am really going to need several.
Calling all Photoshoppers! I am in desperate need of ammunition to retaliate against a co-worker. I received the following email this afternoon and was both offended and disgusted. Bin Laden may have been a Michigan fan and actually worn Michigan gear, but it is quite obvious that an Ohio State guy/gal would not be able to qualify to serve on the SEALs Team 6 and thus not be in a position of authority to make the kill vs. capture determination. As such, I cannot let this injustice go unpunished. Can someone much more talented than myself put together a funny photoshop that I can send in retaliation?
Why They Shot OBL Instead Of Capture Him:
EDIT: MGoMembers are outstanding. My initial failure may have ruined this thread but I have again been reminded of the collective awesomeness that is MGoBoard!
In case any of you are interested, a fellow alumnus is selling personal effects in order to benefit the victims of his heinous crimes. The auction is being conducted through the General Services Administration deparment of the federal goverment. Maybe some of you would be interested in shelling out some money for some "historic" items to compensate some victims of the Unabomber?
According to CNN:
The online auction will run through June 2, the U.S. Marshals Service said last week. Among about 60 items up for sale are personal documents such as driver's licenses, birth certificates and checks; academic transcripts; typewriters; and "more than 20,000 pages of written documents, including the original handwritten and typewritten versions" of Kaczynski's manifesto, authorities said.
A catalog of the items will be available on the GSA's auction website when the sale begins.