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Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Memorable Season Comes To A Close


The following blog is the second in a series of entries written by Xavier Men's Soccer sophomore defender Andy Kaplan as his team enters the NCAA Tournament after winning it's second Atlantic 10 Championship Title.

November 18, 2011 

Today we made the long bus trip home from Morgantown after losing last night, 2-1 in overtime after we had managed to claw our way back into the game with about ten minutes to go in regulation. Aside from the fact that we eventually lost off of a header that bounced in off of the post, the game was even harder to stomach because we knew that we hadn't really given WVU our best shot for the entire game.

After the game, all of the parents that had come to watch set up our usual tailgate in our hotel, and everyone kind of sat around and lamented the end of a great season. It was very sad, but eventually the sadness turned slightly to reflection of what a great, fun season it had been.

The bus ride home this morning was nowhere near as happy as the one home from St. Louis last weekend, but it wasn't a funeral by any means. We all enjoyed each other's company one last time, laughing and joking and singing after the usual quiet period at the beginning. To finish the ride, we put in the movie "Just Go With It," which everyone enjoyed, even the coaches (it is a rare thing that they admit to liking a movie that we pick).

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