Two Tough Matches
The DCD men traveled again up to West Point to continue with their season coming off of two wins and a tie. The United States Military was packed this weekend due to the preparations for the Army – Navy football game. There were plenty of people vising this beautiful campus on the oddly warm December day.
DCD men faced one of the toughest schedules they have ever faced. This schedule featured the two top teams in the league in a back-to-back double header. The DCD men started the day against Army Black.
Army Black has always had extremely athletic players. As each season goes by their technique gets stronger and stronger. This team also had enough subs to make sure they can tire out any team they face. Starting the match light, DCD had a few players get lost trying to get to the gym, so they had to play without any subs against the fast paced Army Black team. The game started off evenly matched, but quickly turned into an Army shoot out. The DCD defense could not keep up with the pace of the Army Black team, and not having any substitution players gave Army the advantage and the ability to secure a win.
After a tough loss, DCD men went right into their second game against the undefeated New York City 1 team. This team has always had an elevated technique and vast understanding of the game with their former national team players from around the world. While DCD had some of the lost players find their way to the gym, this was not enough to compete with NYC1 team. Tired and angry from the first game DCD lost their way and was not able to finish out the game with the same confidence as the first league matches a month before.
These two matches, while tough to swallow, were clearly a stepping stone to show what the team needs to focus on to succeed in the future. It has pushed them that much harder in practice to never let losses like that happen again, and strive for greatness in the upcoming matches in NYC in January.
See you all in NYC!