Saturday, April 12, 2008

A great day for Soccer!

So, today was soccer day again. Jessica's team played against the only team that has beaten them this season. The first loss happened during a freezing cold rain storm and Jessica's team gave up two goals in the last couple of miutes to lose 2-1. This time it was a better result and Jessica's team won 2-0. Jessica scored the first goal and played goalie the entire second half, which was tough because the other team was going downhill and had the wind in the second half. She did a great job in goal though and even saved a penalty shot right before the game ended to preserve the shutout, their third of the season. She has three goals this year and hasn't let in a goal yet. As the coach, Scott was really proud of the effort the team gave. He said they really played hard the entire game and did a lot of things they had worked on in practice. We have a couple of tough games left but so far so good!This was the first goal of the game made by Jessica. (gray shirt #4) Mackenzie (#11) had a great assist to her. Mackenzie is our top scorer!
This is Jessica saving the penalty shot. I feel I should point out that on a penalty shot it is just the kicker and the goalie. The goalie can not move off of her mark until the kicker has made contact with the ball. Jess' former coach was there to watch the game and had just made the comment "these kicks are near impossible to save"!! We are very proud of our Jess'!!

8 comments:

BoufMom9 said...

GREAT going Jess! How wonderful that she is doing so well!
She's looking good out there on the field. :)
PS Glad the weather held up for you.

bestfamily said...

Good job Jess! So can't wait for soccer to start here. Kenzie is dying. LOL Those penalty shots are a pain...Jess is doing really good to make a save on one of those! So proud of my little cuz in law. Okay still getting over that one, and soooo plan to do a blog post one day titled "6 Degrees of Separation"...be on the look out! Love ya girlie.

TONYA said...

Congratulations to Jess and her team. Great job.

The Collins Family said...

Good job Jess! Those pk's are so hard, the kicking team counts on them going in so good on you for foiling their plan!!!!!

Tabbatha Rose said...

Yayyyy for Jess' team!

Poppy Mimi said...

Great work Jessica !

I can't wait until Saturday to see you play. I am also excited to my baby boy coach... I was happy to see you score a goal last year but it seems you are having even more fun this year. Jess keep up the good play and have fun!! Love Poppy

Jenn H said...

Way to go to Jess!!!

The Romero-Schroeder said...

WOW big congrats Jessica