A Hard Game to Win

On March 12, 2014 Ldv’s Girl’s soccer record (undefeated) was in jeopardy.  It was a hot day on Ldv’s soccer field and both the boys and girls teams were playing against MLK (Martin Luther King).  The boys game was first, at 3:30 p.m, and they had an easy win with a score of 7 to 1.  But, the girl’s game was a whole different story.  I was playing during the game, being a captain of the team, and MLK’s style of playing soccer is  known as “boot-ball”.  It is when the team hammers the ball up to their forwards whenever the ball is at their feet.  LdV’s style, when playing soccer, is to keep possession, and make passes to one another.  During the first half,  we were on our heels, there was a strong wind that would carry the ball down the field every time MLK booted the ball up.  During the first half we didn’t get many opportunities to score and the score was zero to zero at half.  In the second half the wind was against MLK and we had many opportunities to score but, we just couldn’t get the ball in the back of the net. I asked Julia, a captain of the LdV girl’s soccer team, and Trinity, a player on the girl’s team, what they thought of the game:

Julia: “Offense did not do a good job at finishing, we had a lot of opportunities but, missed them.”

Trinity: ” We played down to MLK, we didn’t capitalize on our opportunities and we could have had better passing sequences.”