Saturday, April 12, 2014

First Soccer Game | Laveen Soccer


Today was the first soccer game for our all girl soccer team, the Pink Penguins.  I'll admit that we were a bit apprehensive about how well they would hold up as an all girl team playing against boys.  I think we worked really hard to prep the girls for their games with just the two practices that we've had.

Look... Don't they look thrilled?


Lol... really though... I think that picture was taken a bit pre-mature.  I don't know if they were quite in-tune with our pre-game excitement at that point.

Again, looking a bit out of sorts as I took a quick team picture before the game...

L to R: Clara, Aiyana, Seyla. Tyler, Gemma, Shayla, Tessa, Lexie & Emma


...but after the whistle was blown and the game began... they did great!

Tessa scored three goals...


Aiyana was all over the ball...



Gemma scored a goal!


Clara was determined...



Clara trying to turn the ball around to get it in the goal...


Shayla scored a goal...




...and we WON!  We scored 5 goals and our all girl team won their first game!


The girls relaxed and played the rest of the day and this evening, before Clara went to bed, she started to sob and state that she was so upset that she didn't get the ball in the "net".  Apparently this has been eating at her all day.  Dana and I had to explain to her the dynamics of soccer.  I hope she "gets it" and will not be so disappointed next time.  She said she is going to run faster on the next game so she can get a goal. Bless her pointed little head... I believe her ;o).

1 comment:

Kathy McCarthy said...

I loved reading about the game and the pictures that correlate. Clara is a determined little girl. She has shown this all along in her dance and she will come from behind....just watch her grow!!