Each week during the 2010 season, Quinnipiac senior Todd Kaiser will share his thoughts on the Bobcats' men's lacrosse program.
There isn't much to say about the Hartford game. For the third game in a row, the fourth quarter was tough. We went into the last quarter with a four goal lead but couldn't put together a good-enough 15 minutes to come out with the win. I give UHA a lot of credit; they are a good team who capitalized on their opportunities.
We fly out to Denver on Thursday morning to take on the Air Force Academy on Friday night then Denver University on Sunday afternoon. Air Force and Denver are two great teams; we will definitely have to be on top of our game to be successful. It is imperative that we play eight-solid quarters of lacrosse if we want to leave Colorado with two wins. We must again emphasize the point of playing "60 solid minutes" of lacrosse this week at practice. The team also has to bring a new form of intensity to the field...we have to practice like every day is game-day, 100 percent from start to finish. These two games have huge ECAC implications, in order to have a shot at winning the conference we must leave with two victories.
Traveling is always fun. I am eagerly waiting to find out who my roommate will be for the four day trip. I had the pleasure of rooming with Bailey Tuthill for the night in Hobart. I like to think that myself and Bailey are the two most knowledgeable and savvy guys on the team... it was a good fit. There was never a dull moment with conversations that included topics such as freshman year practices, the Quinnipiac English department, the art of the defensive slide and the importance of Pedialyte.
I have a good feeling about this weekend. The team is hungry to get back on the winning track. We let two wins slip out of our hands and there is no way that we are going to allow that to happen to us again. Go Bobcats.
P.S. I have received a lot of feedback on the polar bear vs. tiger debate. Polar Bear wins. (Editor's Note: The Quinnipiac Sports Information Department neither confirms nor denies this finding.)