I took a few hard hits, fell a few times, gave a couple hits, made some nice contact, and SCORED A FEW POINTS!!!! Yeah, we were so far ahead that I actually got to jam. Our bench manger and coach wanted us to cycle through the positions we don't normally play. Anyway, I jammed, and after I called it off and skated back to the bench, my bench manager said, "Who knew you could jam?" Actually, I guess no one knew. I jammed aqainst a player I really admire, Texsin Grrl, and she hit me right off the line. But, hey, at least I was expecting it since her coach yelled out to her, "Texsin, hit her right off the line." I leaned into the hit and chased her into the pack. She fell. I got through, skated back around, got through again, made Lead Jammer, scored some points, and after I finally heard my coach and bench manager yelling at me to call off the jam, I tapped my hips and called it off.
To sum up the evening, I think the word of the bout was EXHILARATING.
I have worked hard since February, and it paid off. This night was more fun and more rewarding than I could have hoped for. Four of my most special friends came to watch and really made the experience extra-wonderful as I could see their smiling, cheering faces each time I got up to the line. Thanks for coming, NOGs! I could go on and on, but you know you really just want to see the pictures...
|Happy at halftime|
|Jam on it... Or something like that... I think this was my initial pass, but who knows really. It's all a blur thanks to the adrenaline.|
|I got your block right here.|
|The fabulous Fighting Unicorns|
|Me, getting hit right off the line. I still got Lead Jammer though.|
|See ya at Lone Star on October 30|