Clubs and teams gear up for a tough weekend
Published: Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 2:39 a.m.
This weekend, the University of Florida's Rec Sports teams have several firsts.
It's the first home game of the season for the men's club soccer team.
The women's volleyball team will host its first tournament in three years. UF's first club baseball team is playing at home - and away.
And it's the first time in recent memory that anyone curious about judo can test their skills.
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"We expect a better performance this time around," said team president Josh Brandsdorfer. "We outplayed them most of the game the last time, and had a lot of opportunities to score, but couldn't."
UF beat UCF in the fall 4-0.
"We are pretty confident we will do well," said third-year team member Amber Wallace. "We have played all these teams before and done well. We expect to come away with a win."
Games begin at 9 a.m.
Club president Erik Berda said ground techniques are easier for beginners to learn because the techniques are safer.
"In a fight situation, more than likely the attacker is going to try to get you on the ground," Berda said. "These techniques are also great for women to learn because they can teach them how to respond in a rape situation."
The core club members will be out on Sunday to teach basic self-defense in ground fighting. The training is free for UF students.
"We feel confident against Central Michigan," said team president Brett Rowan. "But with half of the team in Miami, we'll use the home game to tune-up, recover from injuries and get some guys some playing time who didn't get to play last week against FSU."
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