Sunday, August 10, 2008

Game One

So before I get to the 2-2 draw against Argentina, I need to give a view shout outs. Happy belated Birthday to my Grandpop, I hope you enjoyed watching me play for the USA. Congratulations, to my little sister Hannah who leaves for college tomorrow - Han, I can't tell you enough how excited I am for you. . . you have worked so hard to get where you are - enjoy every moment of the experience that awaits you! Lastly, thank you to everyone who got up at the crack of dawn to watch our USA Hockey Team compete; we can feel your support over here in Beijing.

So the question of the day, is are we happy with the 2-2 draw with Argentina. In earnest, I think considering the circumstances of the game (we were down a player for 20 minutes in the second half because we received two yellow cards), being able to come back from 2-0 deficit was a huge accomplishment. However, the result is not the outcome we had hoped for but we are pleased to come away with a point.

Well, there is more to come later about the game as for now, I need to put on my swim suit for a pool recovery.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

you girls did great, it was soo cool to watch you all play. I cant wait to watch you on tuesday at 6am again!!

Cape said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to post pictures and to give us a first hand account of your Olympic experience! I taped the game, DVD'd the game, and watched the game,lol. Good luck on Tuesday! Enjoy every minute in China!

buss said...

hi rachel, it's the buss family. we just wanted to say congrats on representing the usa at the olympics and have been reading your blogs daily and loved looking at your pics. we tried to find you in the huge crowd at opening ceremonies and felt the energy all the way here in berlin. how exciting for you, your family and friends...it's exciting for us! good luck with your next game...we will make sure to watch or tape it!!

Anonymous said...

The alarm is already set for 5:30am tomorrow to wacth your clash with Japan.

We are so proud of your here in NJ.

Best of Luck.

Heilig said...

Rach -
It shows outstanding character to come from behind from two goals to tie the game - remember this was only game 1 - Japan is waiting..... The Heilig's will be up at the crack of dawn watching tomorrow. I just need to tell you - it is the most amazing feeling seeing you in that uniform. I feel honored to have been a small part of your field hockey career!

Best of luck in Game 2 and remember FEU!!!!!

Danyle - Coach Heilig