Under the Arch: Babes, Beaches, Bundling Up
Brian Archer

March 6, 2014

Babes, Beaches, and Bundling Up: everything this Spring Break has been so far; minus the first two. As I sit here thawing my toes out after a frigid High Point game, I can't help but reminisce on all the mems (a.k.a. memories for those who still remember when gas was under a buck) the boys have made having fun in the sun down here in the Carolinas.

This past Saturday we had what would end up being one of the most exciting games ever to be played in Oosterban Fieldhouse. We took a tough Cornell team to overtime after one of the most back-and-forth games we'd ever played as a Division I program. Although we never consider any loss as a moral victory, losing to Cornell in overtime showed our team that we can compete with anyone on any given day.

First off let me take you through the packing list for the weather we were anticipating on having: sunglasses, sun block and flippy floppys (see T-Pain's "I'm On a Boat").

Packing list for actual weather: parka, long underwear and sweaters. And still sunglass if you're McPeters.

Our trip all started in Detroit Metro Airport. Everything was going as planned and ol' [Grandpa] Wolter (he went to high school for like 10 years or something and is allegedly already eligible for most senior citizen discounts) was already getting nervous for the journey of a flight to Charlotte. All hour and 20 minutes of it. During our time at the airport we were fortunate enough to meet a few members of our active military and take a picture with them. This was a really cool experience for the team, and it makes you realize how much of an impact wearing the block "M" has.

I still have a sour taste in my mouth from DTW, however, because some possibly homeless hiker man stole my strawberry smoothie from the barista at Starbucks. Whatever, on to Greensboro.

After a few days of practice at High Point University, we had HPU as our first spring break opponent this Wednesday. It was the coldest game we'd played so far this season, but we were still fired up to take down the Panthers. Coming out with a loss on this one was obviously not what we were gunning for. Even still, we learned a lot. We learned that our team has to approach every game as if it's the biggest game of the year and always play to our full potential.

Needless to say, we're working relentlessly to come out of this spring break trip .500. Furman is a must-win for us, and the team is ready to kill it this Saturday.

As some guy on BassMasters once said: "Till next time, ya'll, good fishin."


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