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Can I just post a big HOORAY?

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Apr 2, 3:41pm

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My alma mater (University of Notre Dame) women's basketball team just won the national college championship. Our team was down to seven scholarship players after 4 of the stars sustained season-ending injuries.

Friday was the semi-finals, and for the first time ever, both games went in to overtime. Notre Dame defeated University of Connecticut in overtime with a basket with 1 second left. U Conn has been a juggernaut for several years, winning 111 games before they lost the semi-final last year, then reeling off another 36 straight games. We came back from 7 points down at half-time, then pushed the game to overtime, then we won!

Last night, Sunday, was the championship game and it was another epic battle against Mississippi State. Mississippi State has a player who is 6 feet, 7 inches, and she's amazing. This game, we trailed by 13 points at half-time after scoring only three points in the second quarter (another unfortunate record). We fell behind by 15 points in the third quarter, but went on a 16-1 tear to tie the score by the end of the third quarter. We were behind by 5 points with about one minute left, tied it up, then got a last second shot to win 61-58 with 0.1 second left!

Part of our fight song has the words "What though the odds be great or small, old Notre Dame will win overall". That could not be more true than this past year. Congratulations to the lady Irish - we are so proud of you!

Oh, and our fencing team won the national championship a couple weeks ago, and our men's hockey team is in the "Frozen Four" - the NCAA semi-finals. I'm a proud alum today!

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Apr 2, 4:14pm

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Notre Dame bested my Huskies in an excellent match. We're stilled awed at those last-second three-pointers! Shocked


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Apr 2, 4:24pm

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Notre Dame doesn't win as often as I would like, but the ND-UConn games are always exciting.

Tol Eressea

Apr 2, 8:01pm

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I saw a good analyze before the tournament that this was UConn's best team of recent years, which is really saying something!

Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn. And a bit of the Hobbit reading thrown in never hurts. - NottaSackville


Apr 2, 9:07pm

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Apr 3, 1:21am

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I saw those amazing plays on tv! [In reply to] Can't Post

Both Saturday AND Sunday had amazing last-second plays :D Nail-biters fersher!

CONGRATULATIONS to your alma mater and those very incredible players! And that goes for the fencing and men's hockey teams, too!



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Apr 3, 2:36am

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Post away! Laugh

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