What: Women’s Basketball vs. DePaul
When: Saturday, February 5, 2:00 PM
Where: Gampel Pavillion
Result: Win, 89-66
So today, there was some Gamers’ Convention at the Student Union. Which meant that when I ate lunch there before the game, there were a bunch of guys in crazy costumes. One was wearing a wedding dress (this was a guy). So as someone put it, these families with little kids are going to stop by the Union before or after the game, see these creepy costumes, and be traumatized for life. And they’ll never want to come back to another game.
Anyway, this was a pretty good game. There was talk of DePaul pulling an upset, and early on it looked like it. But then we went on a run, as we tend to do, and began to pull away. We were up 45-32 at the half, and just continued to pour it on once the second half started. A good game for sure, and now we are in sole possession of first place in the Big East. Notre Dame and DePaul are tied for second at 8-1, while we are 10-0.
As a result of the blowout, we got to see reserves Lauren Engeln and Michala Johnson for an extended period of time. Engeln got a basket, which is rare for her, but despite the crowd’s best efforts, Michala couldn’t score, and barely even touched the ball. She did get two free throws but missed them both. Oh well. She’ll get her chance soon enough, I’m sure.
For now, though, we’ve got a fairly long break before the next game. Hockey Fest is next Sunday, and after that it’s a busy week, but for the next seven days, we’ve got nothing.