Our 7yo has been itching to score a goal this season. She scored in the fall multiple times but hadn't this spring yet. It's not for lack of trying, though. She has been doing a fantastic job but come up shy each time.
Today was no different. She was defense the first quarter. She did an out sanding job as defense and stopped most of the balls that came by her. She took charge and kept the defense strong.
In the second quarter she was put in as a forward. She came out of the shoot raring to go. She charged the ball and took off like an arrow out running everyone. She flew down the field, dribbling the ball, and just barely lost control of it shooting it a tad too wide.
She repeated that three more times. She was seriously focused on getting a goal!
The last time she got the ball and charged down the field, she kept control the entire way, waited for the perfect moment and kicked the ball. It was perfectly placed and went straight in the goal. She scored!! Her face was too precious. She watched it go in and then turned around slowly. A huge smile slowly spread across her face and became the biggest smile I have ever seen. She was jumping up and down and her team mates were hugging her. They were so thrilled for her! She looked over to us and it looked like she was going to cry. She floated back to their side of the field grinning the whole way.
The rest of the game went well and I think we won. I'm not sure. I always intend to keep track but I forget by the end! lol The girls had a great time and several other girls that don't normally score did.
It was a great game.