March 28, 2013
Andrew Mosko scribes the next installment of Team Two Tales, a periodic player blog that will chronicle the 2013 men's lacrosse season. Members of Team Two will give fans an inside look into the program leading up to, during, and following the 2013 season.
Hello fans of Team Two and Andrew Mosko. I hope you have all enjoyed our season thus far. It has been a fun ride and I could not have asked for a better group of players and coaches to surround myself with. My name is Andrew Mosko and I am a sophomore midfielder from Bethesda, Md., and I attended Georgetown Prep High School. Enough about myself though, time to get down to brass tacks and talk a little bit about what has been going on with our squad.
The team spent all of last week preparing for our game against the defending national champions, the Loyola Greyhounds. We were very excited for this game because it was our first in the Big House this year and it was against another team from our league. I personally was excited because we were squaring off against my good friend from Georgetown Prep, Pat “Big Boy” Frazier, who was starting on defense for the Hounds. Although it was nice to see the Big Boy, it was nicer to see Will Meter take him to the rack and net one of our three scores!
We may not have gotten the win against the Loyola this week but we had a respectable showing on defense and took steps in the right direction in several other facets of the game. In the absence of starting defensemen Austin Swaney and JD Johnson, we have had players such as Rob Healy, Mack Gembis, Chase Brown and Charlie Keady elevate their level of play and lead our defense. Offensively, our starting attack has been playing great and we have had young players such as Evan Glaser step into contributing roles. Although we have not won the past few weeks, our team has made great strides in the direction we are trying to go and we are setting the program up for success in the future.
This weekend we play Air Force, another league opponent, in the Big House at 3 p.m. I’m expecting all who read this to be in attendance. Air Force is a very formidable opponent and we obviously have the utmost respect for them on the account of they are a service academy. Having said that, we have worked hard this week, prepared well, and think that this is a good opportunity to come out and get our first victory of the season. The team is pumped to have another opportunity to get after it against another league opponent on our home turf. We know our game plan, trust our personnel -- now we have to go out and execute what we have been practicing.
Thank you so much for reading this edition of Team Two Tales. Hope you enjoyed it and make sure to come out and support us this Saturday at Michigan Stadium. Go Blue!
- Andrew Mosko