Vermont Club Sports Blog

October 19, 2009

A vermonty weekend

Filed under: Uncategorized — leonuvm @ 7:47 pm

A crisp Vermont weekend and no shortness of fun events to attend in Club Sports land.

Saturday was a fun day with Quidditch, Women’s Ice Hockey, and Women’s Rugby on the line up.  Quidditch, if you did not know, is one of the quicker growing Club Sports in the US and with the World Cup coming up has been featured in many  news outlets including ESPN and CBS.  Check out the video below for a complete “Muggles Guide”.  UVM played three matches against Middlebury college much to the delight of over 100 or so fans on CBW green.  The sport is nothing short of intense as evidence by the capes worn by the visiting team from Middlebury.

Women’s Hockey was next and my opportunity to shine!  For any of you who were unaware, my previous work expereince includes a 6 year stint as a goalie coach.  I was delighted that the practice accomodated my urge to do some of this.  It was nothing short of great!  The three young laides, Kirra, Kelsey, and Sophia all ahve great potential and were a delight to work with, even though I am upset that they beat me in the rebound game!  The women on the other end of the ice were preparing for their exhibition game the next day against St. Lawrence and their hard work paid off with a 4-3 victory!  Their home opener is this upcoming Sunday against brand new rival, Uconn!

Women’s Rugby was my last stop on Saturday and unfrotunately, depite a passionate crowd, the team was suffering at the hands of Norwich.  While any defeat is disappointing, Norwich is one of the strongest teams in the country and the UVM women played hard until the end.  Luckily, for the seniors and fans, UVM gets another opportunity to play at home, as the strength of their regular season has led to a home match vs. Umaine in the first round of the playoffs!  Come out and support the team.

Sunday was a clam day but the outset literally started with a bang!  I shot my first ever gun!  A shotgun to be exact, at little orange targets!  I only hit about 3 out of 20 but it sure was cool watching the orange targets explode.  I owe all the credit for this to instructor Mike Macduff the coach of the shooting sports club and the encouragement of their fearless leaders Beth and Cait who were working on their target skills fresh off of duck hunting!  The club begins its  journey towards nationals with a trip to George Mason next month.  Check me out below as the girls captured me and I have finally accomplished a life long goal of making it on youtube!

Took it pretty easy the rest of Sunday with the exception of Men’s League hoceky game (was +3 and played Jay Bouwmeester-esque defence) and am getting geared up for another exciting week of visiting clubs and seeeing the excitement.

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