I am sorry to say that we wound up taping our whole weekend trip to St. Peter’s and Iona, but during the last day away from Baltimore, our flip camera broke, so we won’t be having a video blog this week. And I apologize for this blog being a little late. I have been pretty swamped in homework and studying the past several nights.
I was especially excited for our game against St. Peter’s because Jersey City is only about an hour or so away from my home, so my family made the trip up to our game to watch us defeat St. Peter’s 61-54. We had a guest visit from Patty Stoffey Edelman, who is Loyola’s all-time leading scorer with 2,467 points in collegiate career. She helped her team make it to the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history back-to-back years during her junior and senior year. It was so cool getting to meet the best basketball player in Loyola history after our game and hear what she had to say.
During one of our media timeouts, my 10-year-old sister Natalie participated in one of the media timeout challenges. My brother had recorded her performance and showed me after our game. Natalie had the opportunity to win a hat, a t-shirt, and a sweatshirt. Her challenge was to take a layup (if she made this, she would win the hat), then she would shoot a foul shot (if she made this, she would win the t-shirt), and finally she would take a three-pointer (if she made this, she would win a sweatshirt). Natalie wound up going 3 for 3, which is the first time in St Peter’s school history that someone did so. I’m so proud of the little baller she has become.You can watch the video of her at the top of the page if you would like to see for yourself.
The following day, we had an extremely light practice. A lot of people needed to rest their bodies and heal any injuries before our game against Iona the following day. After practice, Coach Logan surprised the team with allowing us to go go-karting. Of course, me being the competitive person I am, I took the race seriously and tried so hard to win. Some people might say Nai beat me by passing me during the last lap, but she actually started a car ahead of me, so we actually tied for 1st place.
Our game against Iona wound up not going the way we had wanted it to go. We ended up losing the game 72-65. Our shots were not falling in the first half, shooting 0-6 from 3-point range. We also did not play defense to the best of our ability. We may very well see Iona again in the MAAC tournament, which is next weekend. If we do see them again, hopefully we will get some revenge and defeat the Gaels.
Well I’m off to do some more studying! Tune into our games this weekend against Fairfield in Bridgeport, CT on Friday at 7pm and our final home game against the Marist Red Foxes on Sunday at 4pm in Reitz Arena. Sunday’s game happens to be our senior day and it is also our Women in Sports day game, so come out and support us Hounds and our seniors during a game against our rivals!