Our YMCA decided to add a U10 (Frederick) tournament to the U12 (Marie) tournament they already do at the end of each rec season. Unfortunately I could not be at Frederick's games because Thomas (select/travel soccer) had tournament games at another location both weekends. . .and since Tom coaches the U10 team he wasn't able to get pictures. . .the team was very disappointed to lose an easy first game which put them in the "losing" finals the following weekend which they easily won.
|Looks like a good kick from Frederick. . .one of the rare pictures I got this season. . .|
|Do you notice Marie's beautiful blue eyes in this picture?|
Three weekends ago Thomas's select/travel soccer team played up to U14 in our local rotary tournament. It was a miserable weekend for soccer (weather-wise). We were bundled up and, on Mother's Day, we were in the rain! I watched and took pictures of the first game from here:
Sunday was Mother's Day and since it was an 8:00 a.m. game we were able to do that then head to church (the tournament was in town) and then back again for a 1:30 match-up in the finals.
I have *no* pictures from that day. . .it was pouring rain and no one had their cameras out. At one point in the last game (the championship match) the refs refused to continue citing "dangerous field conditions". . .the game was too close and no one was happy about the call so "they" were somehow able to move the game and finish it at another location at the complex. The boys ended up coming in 2nd place -- they were competing at the U14 level -- a first for them. Good job!
The following weekend we traveled to our state D3 tournament.
We made it. . .making it another 4:30 a.m. wake-up call on a weekend but this time the entire family went.