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Grace Dymski In My Words

This past week proved to be a difficult one as we suffered two tough losses, each by just one point. What made the losses so heartbreaking this week was how close we were to coming out on top for both games — be it the overtime we faced vs. Central Dauphin or the four points we were able to achieve in just two minutes to close the gap between us and West York — we as a team knew we could have come out 3-0 this week.

From when the buzzer indicates the end of the game until we go to bed the night after a loss, feelings of sadness, anger and even regret can overcome us and tempt us into blaming one another, ourselves, the referees, the other team and the list goes on. It is in the times of fighting to win or processing a loss that we have to remind ourselves to control what we can control, just like anything else in this life. We can control the calls a referee makes and level of sportsmanship another team displays just as much as we can control the weather for our games. As a team, we encourage one another to control what we are able to so that regardless of the scoreboard or the calls made during the game, we are able to run off the field without any regret and with the knowledge that we left all we had on the field.

Going off of the momentum of a 10 goal victory on Saturday over Red Land, we look to transfer that same energy into our four game week ahead of us and focus on the elements of the game that we can control in order to have an effective week.

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