Urban Fever....CATCH IT
It's been said there are no moral victories in sports. Anyone who attended our WHITE OUT or Varsity soccer match vs Marin Academy this week would certainly disagree.
On Tuesday the Urban student body came in droves to St Agnes Gym to see the Lady Blues tangle with cross town rival, University. The excitement started hours before the match with the creation of countless WHITE tshirts designed by our very own volleyball team. Athletes and artists, how very URBAN! By 4:45 the gym was buzzing and by 5:15 there wasn't a seat in the house. In front of a passionate crowd, the Lady Blues played some of their finest volleyball of the season. Highlighted by some HUGE kills from Anneli, Sophie and Danielle, the ladies took two of the first three games pushing University to the brink. In the end, the Red Devils prevailed in five sets. Victory eluded us that evening, but with the backing of the Urban student body the team passionately represented The Urban School.
Wednesday afternoon the boys soccer team tangled with 2008 NCS Champs, Marin Academy. On a blustery, cold late September afternoon the Blues played with a sense of urgency and emotion I had yet to see from this group. They battled a very skilled Marin Academy team for 90 minutes, never backing down and nearly tying the game at 1-1 late in the 2nd half. The boys played in front of a large group of chilly students, faculty and administrators and brought us all to our feet on several occasions, highlighted by Gabe K making a great defensive play and imploring the crowd to make some noise. You have to love a fearless FRESHMAN!
Two matches, two great efforts and two great displays of school pride and spirit from our student body. We didn't win on Tuesday or Wednesday, but there is no one who can convince me we are not a stronger community because of the effort of both our athletes and our student body. I told both teams at the conclusion of tough losses that I am extremely proud to run the department they represent on the field and floor.
There's an Urban fever in the air....CATCH IT.
Director of Athletics
Thursday September, 24, 2009 at 04:55PM