A wake up call
It's been almost a month since the 3rd leg of the millennium series event in Basildon, and we have had some time to think about the event and what actually happened. So here it is;
We all arrived in England wednesday the 3rd of July, excited, prepared and ready for the weekend. We had scheduled practice Thursday morning with a fellow all female team from Englang, the Celtic Banshees, at Brickedwood and was looking forward to that. During the practice we did mostly breakout drills and felt that we got to know the field a little better.
As some of you might know the London event isn't always blessed with good weather, but this time it looked like the sun was gonna be out all weekend.
We started the event in good Poison Ivy tradition with a 3-2 loss against GFY Evolution Paris. After shaking of that loss we played another french team and a another all female team Paris Camp Lady Carnage and won 2-1. On Saturday we had the final game in the prelims against Manchester Firm 2 which we won 3-2.
This meant we would make it through to the S U N D A Y C L U B for the 3rd time this year. After our game we headed over to the DYE-booth for our team signing with London Nexus, Comin At Ya and TonTons.. (We know..pretty crazy..) We're honored that Dye thinks this highly of us, and we're surprised that anyone actually came over to our table and wanted our signature! So to everyone who showed up, THANK you!!
(Thanks to Ricardo for this picture: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=355919571203982&set=t.595140093&type=3&theater)
Bright and early Sunday morning we had our game in the last 16's against Dispora Vilnius. After the original game time was over the score was 2-2, which ment overtime.
We ended up actually playing two points in the overtime as one of the girls ended up in a 3 on 1 and managed to trade with the last player on Dispora. Unfortunantly during the last point the field next to ours started within our 10 seconds which led to a prestart on both sides, but the refs was only paying attention on our side( yeah yeah... excuses excuses...) Anyway we lost the game 3-2... This meant the end of the event for us...
Before the event we had high expectations to ourselves and was sure we were going to make it all the way again, so you can imagine our dissapointment after not making it any further. Getting to Sunday is not something we're just hoping for anymore, its something we expect. Anyone who has ever made it to Sunday knows that this is when the tournament actually begins. The few teams that make it to the top are the teams that are able to reset their minds and play as this was a whole new tournament, in a way you have to be able to forget all about the wins you did during the prelims.
Unfortunatly this was something we were not able to do this time. We seemed to lack the focus and determination that we have had during the previous events. This is also shown by our results during the weekend, 3 games going in to OT and time running out on one.... not good enough..
On the bright side we did have a pretty good score compared to some of the others who got through to sunday, so with only one other team finishing above us in the last 16's, we ended on a 10th place. Luckily with this finish we didnt fall too far on the over all ranking, and we are still ranked in the top as number 3 in div 2 with the possibility of moving up to div 1 next year!
This means that we have to work our butts of the next month.We have set a goal this year, to reach division 1, and we will reach that goal as long as we stay focused and keep on doing what we have been doing so far this year.
In a way this might be a good thing. Finishing 10th has given us a bit of a wake up call and we are more determinded than ever to make it all the way.
We are hungry for the win, and to prove that we really are the best female team right now, and the best team in our division.
Thanks to all our amazing sponsors for all their love and support!
DYE paintball for our awesome gear, including Dye Reflex Markers and DM13's, i4 Goggle Systems, Dye ROTOR Loaders and the Dye CG paint.
RSHmedia for the best media coverage in the world of paintball, claim the world.
Our home field, Sniperpaintball in Drammen, for letting us use their awesome indoor reball center (almost) whenever we want. Last but not least Rockstar energydrink! Without you we wouldn't be where we are today!
Show them some love:
-DYE Paintball: https://www.facebook.com/DyePaintball?fref=ts , @dyepaintball
-Sniper Paintball: https://www.facebook.com/sniperpaintballdrammen?fref=ts , @sniperpaintball
-RSHmedia: https://www.facebook.com/rshmediagroup?fref=ts , @rshmedia
-Rockstar: https://www.facebook.com/rockstar?fref=ts @rockstarenergy
Thanks to Knut for being our coach in the pit during the weekend. And thanks to everyone else who helped us out during the weekend, you know who you are and we love you guys <3 Last but not least, thanks to all of you that belive in us and supports us. We couldnt do this without you..!
DYE did an interview with us in London, along with other DYE teams such as Drammen Solid (https://www.facebook.com/drammensolid?fref=ts) and Comin At Ya (https://www.facebook.com/CominAtYa?fref=ts).
Check it out on YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVwAbAKuVyY&feature=c4-overview&list=UUPwRu7a3FSRLUQHaQuw-kIg
go to www.blog.dyepaintball.com to read all about the different DYE teams around the world!
ps. Did you know that we're on instagram? Follow @teampoisonivy to see all the wierd stuff we do!
Paris here we come!!