Coach Joe & his son, Joey (who flew in for the game!) after the win.
Yes, Robert was responsible for 1/2 the goals. What a player! The first goal of the game for us was from Conner, who turned his back "just so" and deflected the ball into the goal. . .the goal keeper tried to catch it and the ball fell backwards into the net. Too bad for that team -- but it's what our team needed to "get into the game". . .we went on to score three more goals and they weren't able to get another one past us the rest of the game :) Robert headed the second ball in. . .and the third was a beautiful kick at an incredible angle. The only goal picture I have is the fourth one. . .it was a hand ball penalty kick and Caroline (her arms outstretched in victory) scored that!
Keep in mind, it was a hot, hot day. . .probably mid-90's when they played at 3 p.m. EVERY player left EVERYTHING they had on the field.
I love the above picture b/c it looks like Marie (in the middle) and Thomas (white hair) are just grinning at each other. Thomas wasn't sure about his sister joining his team at the beginning of the season but this picture seems to say to me that they are happy to share this victory together.
Margaret & Frederick's team had a great game too. They didn't end the season with any wins, but by this last game they were really showing us all where they are heading. They played hard and have grown a lot.
I love their coach so, so much :)
Margaret and Frederick played very well on Saturday. I got more than a few shots of Margaret running -- I was really proud of her skill on the field. Frederick, of course, did lots of "coaching" himself on the field. . .while being an awesome defender then even stepping into the goal box for one of the quarters. . .not his favorite thing to do.
I just loved it when I could get them both in a picture on the field :)
Margaret's form must be natural. . .she only plays about every-third-season. . .(#5)
Frederick's form is certainly good too :)
Daddy giving Margaret her medal. . .
And telling Frederick that he didn't have anymore to give -- ha! (We got one later)
Sisters. . .
A pair of brothers who play on both teams with our kids. . .
Ah, finally, a picture of me with the coach. . .yea!
Now this week, soccer camp for Thomas. . .hopefully to learn some new ball-handling techniques for his fall soccer travel team. The girls are going to stay home with me (they were invited to Splash Country today with friends) and Frederick is going to go to YMCA Day Camp by himself. Hopefully I'll get pictures posted of our awesome Sunday at Hidden Spring Farm later this week. . .