In the Life of a Fish: Angie Kuhn
September 8, 2008
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Sophomore mid-fielder Angie Kuhn is the most recent Sailfish student-athlete to sit down and share her thoughts and feelings about the season with us here at PBASailfish.com. One of the integral parts of the Sailfish offensive attack, Kuhn is coming off an impressive freshman season which saw her lead the team in assists and finish second in goals despite missing time with an injury.
Last night, we traveled up to Embry Riddle and played our third game of the season. It was our first time playing them, and they were a very fast team with a strong midfield. We came out and dominated and were up 2-1 by halftime. Then they picked up their momentum and we just couldn’t keep up with them. They eventually came back and tied the game at 2-2. We held on for a little bit, Liz scored a beautiful goal off a free kick to give us the lead again, only to have them comeback and score right away. After their third goal, we dropped our heads and they were able to pull ahead and win the game.
On the way up we had a snake scare on the bus, someone (Ashley) yelled snake and everyone screamed. Coach was dancing to Everybody by The Backstreet Boys, and we actually made it out of Palm Beach County before we stopped for a bathroom break.
As we are getting into the season and school work has started to get harder; I find myself being challenged both spiritually and physically. Spiritually, I have had to rely on God to give me the energy to go to practice every day and come back and do homework all night after a long day of classes. Physically, I have been challenged by the intensity of our schedule. I have been trying to balance all the aspects of my life and I wouldn’t be able to get through this without help from God. We have grown as a team through all of our own individual struggles, and we have faith in God that he will help us overcome the obstacles in our life and bless us with a great season.
“He gives strength to the weary and increase the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”