January 21, 2007

Slugs Can't Find Their Stride

January 21, 2007

Slugs Can't Find Their Stride

The middle of January found the Slugs with a break from their hectic winter schedule. The Slugs first game was against the perennial rival in Notre Dame De Namur Argonauts. The game was highly anticipated for the team as NDNU was a previous win and the resounding support of Alumni, in town for their Sunday match up, was a much needed moral booster for the Slugs. The Slugs struggled to find their stride in the game. With too many turnovers and a low free throw percentage the Argonauts pulled out the win.  Sophomore post player, Melissa Junge, had a great shooting night with 100%, 6-6 from the field.   The Slugs finished the game strong and matched the points put up by the Argonauts.  The next day the Slugs took on the Alumni.  With a great turnout by the alumnus and smart play by the team a great time was had by all.

The week of the Martin Luther King Holiday found the Slugs taking on the Chapman Panthers on Saturday January 20. The Slugs had a rigorous practice week trying to prepare them for this dominant Independent rival.  The Slugs showed up with an impressive defensive effort.  They allowed just 48 points.  Shooting whoa's plagued the Slugs once again.  Freshman point guard, Iveth Cuellar, led the Slugs on a surge in the first half by hitting a big three pointer and went for two more on an impressive drive.   Senior, shooting guard, Rachel Ocampo clawed into the Panthers and led the Slugs with tough pressure defense.  This intensity combined with multiple deflections, 1 steal, and an offensive know how to produce 4 assist seemed to rattle the usually solid Champan offense.  The Slugs have shown a sign of new life with this game and with the full recovery of some offensive players, the Bananna Slugs hope to tack a few more tallies to the win column.  Slugs find the end of January taking on CSU Maritime and William Jessup University. 

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