Saturday 01 April 2006

Weekly Soccer Report

Corwin’s soccer team had its first game of the season today. It was a hard fought game but Corwin’s team lost 1-2. The other team score in the 2nd quarter against Corwin. Corwin wasn’t happy about that but it was a high kick. Corwin was in the right place but it went right over him, despite his holding up his hands and jumping. Corwin had some good saves and had a great catch of a corner kick.

Corwin’s team scored their own goal in the 3rd quarter. They did a lot better in the second half of keeping the ball on the other team’s side. Corwin took several good shots but didn’t score. One of them looked like it was going right in but rolled the wrong way at the last moment (I couldn’t see if it was a ground imperfection or the ball having too much spin).

Unfortunately, the other team managed to get a goal just before the end of the game. Jack had tried to grab the ball as goalie but didn’t have a good grip on it when he got hit by a sliding opponent and lost the ball in to the goal.

Still, it was a good game. The team got off to a slow start but played very well in the second half. Corwin did well as goalie and on offense, so I think it will be a good season.

Charles had a good time, playing with Anwen and Kirsten. He hugged Anwen so hard that she stumbled down the hill, clutching her side. Charles ended up with a bloody lip later, so you could call it even. Kirsten nursed Charles as he recoverd from his injuries.

Alice was not in such a good mood. Early on she was cheering Corwin (“go, Corwin!”). Later, though, she became very upset and would not be placated. Poor Mom had to stand for half the game with a crying Alice.

Season Summary.

Posted by Dad about Corwin at 14:12 | Ping URL

I missed the game, but there were lots of grumblings afterwards from Keith that the last goal against Jack was “not fair”. The kids’ competitive spirit is alive and well.

Posted by: Keith's Dad on 03 April 2006 at 13:11

It was a questionable goal, but that means you can argue it both ways. I think it might do them a bit of good to not have yet another undefeated season (but don’t tell them I said wrote that!). The important thing is that it was a good game, lots of good soccer on both sides, very close all the way to the end.

Posted by: Dad on 03 April 2006 at 14:08

Agreed — not having another undefeated season is a good thing for this bunch.

Posted by: Keith's Dad on 05 April 2006 at 16:19
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