December 2, 2006

Slugs Slim Opponents

December 2, 2006

Slugs Slim Opponents

This third week of season play shines light back on the hardworking Cruz athletes.  Defense has become the mainstay for Slug success.  Back in the West Field House for a two game stand, the Slugs find the momentum swinging in their favor.  On Wednesday night the NDNU Argonauts could not have expected the great team play produced by the Banana Slugs.  Junior transfer Talia Joyce has established herself as a confident hardworking leader for this team.  Her play creation, unselfish nature, and determination make for a new breed of Cruz athletes.  Three of the returners, Gaynor, Ocampo, and Calandri combined to score 35 of the Slugs 61 in their 61-55 victory over the Argonauts. 

Saturday night the Slugs faced season regular opponents William Jessup.  Once again the resoundingly hardworking Slugs find themselves coming out on top, 62-54.  The effort coming off the bench is really starting to get rolling for our team.  Junior Sarah Adamson created havoc for the visiting team's offense and through the WJUP players out of their rhythm.  Coming off the bench with an outstanding performance, junior, Perbey Pandac played with a tenacious attitude and desire that seemed to be contagious.  With another solid performance from the starting line up, the Slugs will spend the next four weeks away from home.  Poised, ready to attack, and with the hope of continuing the three game winning streak, the next stop is this Saturday against University of La Verne.  With confidence and a solid defensive effort, the Slugs will keep on moving forward and bring their record to .500 for the season.  Go Slugs!