Re: NCAA team brackets - 2009
I've been critical of Thornqvist all season, but I was impressed with the way his team stepped up this weekend. Credit to those players for playing through injuries and tough times this season to get the team to College Station. Boonstra is just at another level this season, tremendous improvement from her to be so successful at #1. Mather and Alexander have come so far from the start of the season and Revzina keeps battling through injuries and is really trying. I think they kind of relish being the underdog, something Florida historically has rarely been.
Memo to FSU, when you beat a team for the first time in 49 tries, don't get so cocky. The UF players used the FSU blogs as serious motivation. FSU was blogging about Gainesville just being a stop on the way to College Station and how friends and family weren't coming to Gainesville, they'd see the players in College Station. Interesting how the blogs stopped once they lost.