Friday, November 14, 2008

Soccer, Soccer, and more Soccer!!

First of all - our Leprechauns (hence the lime green) - Mallory and her daddy's soccer team - won the AYSO regular season U10 girls division championship! They played 3 games last weekend and won them all! This was the culmination of a season of hard work on the part of these girls. I wish Mallory had gotten to be there for more games - as it was, she only got to play 1 quarter of the championship game. Tracy was assistant coach this season and our head coach was a fellow named David. You may recall a few seasons back our team won a championship with Tracy as head coach - it was against David and his daughter Katie's team for the championship game. So this was a great experience having them together! We had the best parents this season that made it just totally worth it - everyone, kids and parents, really came together.

We had our "banquet" this evening at Bronco's - each girl got a trophy and we had a cake with the team picture on it. I think the kids really had a blast! We had balloons and a raffle and they were sweet enough to give Tracy and David both gift cards!

This weekend we get the opportunity to play in another AYSO tournament. This is extra special because only 2 teams in each age group from our region got to go play and we are one of the 2 girls teams from U10 division in our region! We will be playing against teams outside of our region and from outside of Spartanburg County. This is a big deal for the girls and David already promised the girls a night out at Fuddrucker's on him (!) if they win this championship. I think the girls definitely have it in them!

They play 3 games this weekend and if they get to play the championship game, there will be a 4th game. The first three games are 8 a.m. Saturday, 1p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. Sunday. The championship game is at 2 p.m. on Sunday. I'll keep you posted if we make it that far and if you want to come see us, leave me an email or comment and I'll tell you where to find us!

Wish our girls luck! Pray for them to remain in good health, good spirits, and to show good sportsmanship always!