Today was the girls’ first game for the soccer season. The teams played over Labor Day weekend, too, but we were out at the fair showing rabbits and had to miss.
Both teams lost, unfortunately, but it was a beautiful day for soccer and the girls played well.
O8’s team, the Green Dragons, played first. O8 started at goalie – her least favorite and weakest position- and immediately allowed two goals. I was glad to see the coach let her stay in a little longer after the second one, so that she didn’t get the idea she could give up too easily. After that, she played forward for a bit and then defense the rest of the game. The final score was 4-6.
S10’s team played next. S10 also allowed 2 goals during her stint as goalie, but she had a string of catches and diving saves that were really spectacular. This is her first year playing on the big fields, which means the kids quickly learn to pass to avoid all the running. Final score on her game was 0-2.
The best part was that Nana and Grandpa Jerry came out to see the games. They were in town for a family baptism. Also, the rain held off until we were getting into the van and driving away. 🙂