Monday, June 18, 2007

Spring Soccer

Both kids just finished their soccer season. Chloe and Evan both benefited a lot socially from just running around with other kids and getting some exercise. Evan especially really grew over the sprint. In Evan's league his team, Sidewinders, finished the season in first place. They then had a tournament and it was very exciting watching him go though the rounds all the way to the Finals! The final game wound up tied 1-1 through overtime and then went to penalty kicks. Sadly, we lost the shootout, 2-1. But wow, was that ever exciting and, frankly, quite nerve wracking. Evan mainly played as the goalie and a little bit of defense. In goal he made about 10 saves throughout the tournament. Most were easy scoops, but four were real shots on goal. I think I may remember each one vividly for a long time. Two he caught, one he deflected with a good kick. And one did get through, but it was a heck of a kick to the corner and there was zero defensemen helping him. And he tried so hard to get to it! I am one proud papa!

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