WHAT A GAME! WOW!!!! Our team showed so much gut yesterday on the field. It was a battle as we expected... extra innings and all!!! The final score was 4-1 incredible!!! Monica was again lights out of the mound and had a gutsy dominant performance keeping us in the game all along. Caitlin came through big time with a hit up the middle to score Tash in international tie breaker! Reliving it just brings so much happiness and giddiness to mind! It was amazing. Then my "PP" Pony tailed Powerhouse as they have been calling her this week in the media my roomie Bustos came up BIG once again! She hit a bomb. A bomb it was... up up up and out almost clearing the stadium to put us up 4-0. Awesome. It was awesome!!! We didn't even watch it land we just saw it take off and went nuts! Incredible. Yesterday was such a rush... we knew the medal rounds were going to be this way. This is what we have been training so hard for, for the battle! Japan played a great game also.
After our game the Aussies came out on top of Canada 5-3 for the win which advanced them into the bronze medal game against Japan. They played 12 innings last night. We watched all 3 an half hours of it glued to the TV in the apt. It was an exciting game! Both teams played so great. It was a battle Australia tied it up 2-2 heading them into extra innings. Japan came out on top winning it in the 12Th inning. Some great softball... Australia was awarded the Bronze and we will play Japan today for the Gold. We play tonight at 6:30.
After the game we had some team time enjoying one another knowing that the biggest game is ahead of us. There is a lot of emotion surrounding us all. We are trying to hold in all of our extra emotion... with this being what could be the last Olympic games for softball, the last time some of us where this uniform, the last time some of us play, the sisterhood, so many memories, Laura Berg in what could be her last game, our families that aren't hear, so very much. All of these thoughts are with us but being pushed back to the back of our minds for this last game. We are focused on the task at hand completing our job here in Beijing. Last night it was really hard to fall asleep, so many thoughts, so many hitters going through my head, so much like it should be.
YES... Congrats to Misty May and Kerri Walsh!!! They just won gold again!!! They are great people and friends congrats, so deserved! Way to go!!! Enjoy!!!
Today is the day!!! Hopefully our fingers are crossed we will get to play today!!! We woke up to rain and lots of it. We are hoping it subsides and we are on schedule as follows! We are keeping our minds right and planning for our game tonight! I'm going to end this now before more emotions come out.
Its game mode. Game on! This is it! It has been an amazing incredible journey... one more to go, one more!
Love to all!