Today we went to Bowling Green State University to see Aunt Haley play. It was neat to see her, Lincoln was especially excited about it, and she didn't disappoint. Bowling Green isn't too good right now, but it was clear by watching today's game that Haley is one of the bright spots on the team (along with a couple of other good freshmen), and they've got to be excited that she's got three more years with the program. BG is on the bottom of the MAC, and they played first place Kent State to a 0-0 draw. The best burst of offense by BG was with 9 minutes to play in the first half when Haley was (finally!) inserted into the game. She played the full second half as well as the full 20 minutes of overtime. Coach must have liked what he saw out of her... I'd suggest starting her next time. BG had some scoring opportunities late in the second half and a few chances in the OT, but alas, they settled for what is better than a loss.
It was a family affair, as Larry, Marti & Kas, along with the Great Grandparents Mullen and Grandma Laura and Grandpa Dave made up a decent fraction of the BG cheering section. It sure is a long drive out to BG, but it something that was a lot of fun, and a good way to see Aunt Haley and touch base with her.
All in all, despite their lousy record, and Haley saying that she's looking forward to next year's dorm situation, she also says she loves BG and is so glad she's there. Must be pretty cool!