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Post by DaTruRochin on Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:03 pm

http://www.oregonlive.com/pilots/index.ssf/2009/11/pilots_goalkeeper_kelsey_davis.html

Nicely sums up everything we already know about our absolute gem of a keeper...

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Re: Latest Oregonian article RE: Kelsey Davis

Post by fozziewozzie on Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:52 pm

dtr,
thank you so much for posting this!! i have just watched a kgw piece on the game tomorrow night vs denver and they had sound bites from dani, michelle e an kelsey. the thing that struck me most was how soft spoken kelsey actually is! after listeng to her for the last three years barking out at her teammates, i was stunned. as was i when i found out at senior day she is a theology major. what a treasure we have. and i couldnt agree with garrett more. she is, hands down, the best keeper we have ever seen on the bluff!!

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Re: Latest Oregonian article RE: Kelsey Davis

Post by purple haze on Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:58 am

Least season I believed that the Pilots would advance as far as Megan Rapinoe could take them. This year Kelsey is the senior who will be most crucial to the team's hopes. As the quality of the playoff opponents rise and the scores get tighter, Kelsey can be the difference-maker. After a season in which she has spent entire games barely being tested she has the chance to rise above and remind us all what she can do. I think of Corey Alexander in 2005 and how she just dominated the goal for that championship team.

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Re: Latest Oregonian article RE: Kelsey Davis

Post by SoreKnees on Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:04 am

Excellent point, ph. I think she was a difference-maker last night, with a very difficult save early when the game was still scoreless. When I saw Bast (12 goals on the season) spin away from the defense with a clear shot from 15 yards, I was sure that we were going down 1-0. Kelsey was superb.

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Re: Latest Oregonian article RE: Kelsey Davis

Post by purple haze on Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:29 am

Yes, if Denver had taken an early 1-0 lead, that would have changed things -- even though I think in the long run the Pilots would still have run away with the game. As the stakes rise, giving up the game's first goal becomes increasingly bad strategy!

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Re: Latest Oregonian article RE: Kelsey Davis

Post by Stonehouse on Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:34 am

Definitely was a great article, but doesn't even scratch the surface of all the volunteer work Kelsey has done. I'm not going to talk about specifics since she may not want it publicized, but I know that she has spent countless hours of her time helping those in need well above and beyond what has been included in any articles I've seen.

She really is an amazing person... truly a role model on and off the court.

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Re: Latest Oregonian article RE: Kelsey Davis

Post by purple haze on Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:37 am

I've seen a goalkeeper's T-shirt that reminds me of Kelsey's on-field mission: "My Goal ... Is To Deny Yours" -- may it be so.

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Re: Latest Oregonian article RE: Kelsey Davis

Post by Geezaldinho on Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:40 am

purple haze wrote:Yes, if Denver had taken an early 1-0 lead, that would have changed things -- even though I think in the long run the Pilots would still have run away with the game. As the stakes rise, giving up the game's first goal becomes increasingly bad strategy!

Yeah, who came up with that strategy, anyway? I'll bet they aren't coaching much anymore...

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