Saturday, February 16, 2008
Great Balls of Fire
Emily played her final two games of the soccer tournament this afternoon and evening. Her first game today was at two o'clock when it was terribly hot. The temperature was in the low 80s and in full sun. It was hot and sweaty just watching the game and the girls had to run around in that same heat.
They also were short a couple of players today, so they only had one substitute on the sidelines. With only one sub, the girls had to play virtually the entire game. Needless to say, Emily's team did not win this game. As a matter of fact, they lost - big time! I think the score was something like 7 or 8 to 1. It was really pathetic and we were just praying for the game to be over.
In between the two games today, the team had their end-of-season trophy party at CiCi's Pizza. Even though the girls were tired, they quite enjoyed themselves at the party. The coach handed out the team's trophies and gave a little speech about each girl's performance this season along with her personal nickname for the girl.
Emily was given the nickname "Dive Master." Coach chose this name for Emily because she loves to dive for the ball, whether she needs to or not, when she is playing goalie.
After our party, we all headed back to the fields to play our final game of the tournament. After that first game today, none of us were looking forward to this final game. However, what we thought was going to be another catastrophe, turned into the team's best game of the season.
The game was AMAZING! Emily's team won 9-6. At one point we were even ahead 8-3. And Emily, who hadn't scored a goal all season (mostly because she was usually playing defense or goalie), scored THREE of their nine goals.
I am hoarse from screaming so much during the game. I'll more than likely not be able to speak tomorrow morning when I wake up.
Congratulations, Fireballs, on a great season!