The Traffic Was Just Too Much

While Lafayette was battling App State, Pam and I were battling RT 66 outside of DC. It was 6;45 by the time we got to Culpepper and by my GPS, it was calculating were to get to Lynchburg after the game. So we turned around and tried to follow the game on our cell phones. Since there was no live stream we had to be satisfied with live stats and that was a disaster as well.

As we turned onto Rt 17 toward Fredricksburg heading to 95 south, things started to get interesting after a score by Sam Di Maio (her second of the season). But then the signal dropped!! Somewhere on 95 near Washington it became tied at one. By the time we got on 295 heading for the tunnel near Baltimore the signal lit up again and it was 2-2. Pam got tired of driving, this now our seventh hour on the road, so I took over driving until we had to finally stop for gas. ( We like to stop outside of Pa, where regular gas is 2.29 a gallon). The glee at saving 40 cents a gallon quickly evaporated as I was finally able to view the final score.

Congrats to Felicitas for her second goal, and in fairness to the App State team they are  yet to be defeated. Meghan Smart, their junior star, as she has done previously, delivered the game winner with a little over 3 minutes left. ( It was her 4th and 5th goal of the season).

So there are no pictures. ( you can look at my previous post which has a picture of Meghan Smart) Outside of all that the stats seemed to indicate an even game. Unfortunately we will not attend the Liberty game, since we have a commitment we couldn’t change after we finally got the schedule this summer. But it is on ESPN plus, so we will be firing up the home theatre and Apple TV to view!! Go  Pards!!

I could have included some picture from previous games but……

A win against Liberty will do a lot to turn my funk around tonight. I believe we have a very fine squad of field hockey players. I would love to surprise the “Flames” on Sunday.

Meanwhile at other venues:

Delaware 4 American 0

Holy Cross 4 Merrimack 1

Lehigh 4 Towson 1

Lock Haven 3 Colgate 3

BU 2. New Hampshire 1


Bucknell plays VCU tomorrow.

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William Rappolt

I am past chairman of the Lafayette Friends of Field Hockey and a former BOT member at Lafayette College. My wife and I are members of the Board of Trustees for USA Field Hockey Foundation. I am currently Chairman of that Board. I am the retired treasurer of M and T Bank Corporation and a 30 year fan of Division one field hockey

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