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A Wonderful Season

LET'S GO HAMMERS

by Marissa Blackman

Sacramento Republic FC was undoubtedly the better team last night and they won 4-1 because of it. The Hammerheads were never in control, but things were looking pretty hopeful for those few minutes when the score was equalized after Ochoa's goal. There are already plenty of articles on the Internet detailing the game, so I'm not going to do that.

Instead, let's focus on this entire season. It has been a roller coaster ride. There have been incredible highs and crushing lows. I have to say though, I've really enjoyed the ride. I've been going to Hammerheads games throughout my childhood, but since I wrote about them this season, I've followed them this year more closely than ever. I actually kept up with the other teams in the league and I really watched matches rather than just attending them. Strangely enough, this season, the one where I was supposed to be least biased, I became more of a Hammerheads fan than I've ever been before.

Every last one of the Hammerheads should be very proud because they have all grown so much as players. This team is so resilient! Like I said before, there have been some lows this season. One of those lows was staying in the playoff zone for about the first half of the season only to drop to the bottom half of the table in the span of weeks. This club was in 12th place in August, but it worked its way back up to seventh place in time to qualify for the playoffs. Despite losing many key players and a coaching change, the Hammerheads still made it to the playoffs.

This has been a brilliantly entertaining season where the Hammerheads have displayed time and time again that they are tough competition, and one game, no matter how significant, can't erase all that.

 Before next season there are important questions to be answered. Who will be the coach? Will Toronto still be the club's MLS affiliate? What new players will be signed? Will any current players leave? I eagerly await the answers. Regardless of the answers, I know the future is bright for this team. Overall, things weren't bad from the start, and they only seem to be getting better

Finally I want to send a huge thank you to the entire Wilmington Hammerheads FC organization. Thank you for this wonderful season! Thank you to the staff for allowing me to interview players. Thanks to the players for answering my questions.

This has been a great year. 2015 is coming. There will be new team's coming in and an old team has already moved up to MLS. All I have to say is LET'S GO HAMMERS!!!

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