Last Saturday’s sunshine served as the perfect kickoff to the soccer season here in Tacoma, and I managed to get to two different games while still watching the Husky-Hawaii football game.
The year began with Lael’s first game of the year. Lael’s team, coached by her mother, plays four-player teams, with one player in the goal.
It looks like it will be more fun to watch this team than last year’s team, and one of the reasons is this girl who’s played three years of soccer.
Lael’s going to have to run harder than that if she’s going to catch up to her teammate.
Perhaps her teammate’s aggressiveness is rubbing off, though,
because Lael managed to hold her own in some aggressive play and even scored a goal.
Gavin’s team played in the afternoon, so I managed to catch his game, too. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on your perspective the team he played wasn’t nearly as good as his team, so Gavin, who plays fullback, didn’t get much action,
and I only got one shot during an hour plus game.