Although the Pioneers did not end up with one in the win column, it was great to finally play a real opponent. You just can't quite simulate the intensity of a game in practice, and it only when you face a good opponent that pushes you that you find out about yourself. . . what you're good at, and more importantly, what you need to improve on. This team is chocked full of smart, hard-working kids, and they'll take good lessons from this game and be ready for the next one.