Sunday, October 26, 2008

Conference Champs

Soccer season ended for Matthew and Joel on an exciting and very satisfying note. Their team, which had a terrible season last year, showed incredible improvement through this season. In a hard fought conference final last Tuesday, they won, 2-1, beating a rival they'd never beaten before. It was a nerve wracking game to watch. It could easily have gone the other way. But our guys played like they'd never played before, not letting down for a minute.

Matthew played forward, a position he just started playing in the tournament, and scored the deciding goal. Sweet, very sweet!

M calling for a pass and heading upfield. See the ball in the middle of the picture on the right side. Sorry for the purple haze. I was shooting into the sun.

Joel and Matthew basically switched positions and Joel played right midfield. He got fouled pretty roughly once and heard his shoulder pop when he fell. Here he is after that foul, waiting to do a throw in, working his shoulder a bit. It's was just a little sore. Goes with the territory.

The victorious Covenant team with their hard-won trophy. Great end to a team building season with a new coach and seniors we will miss next year. But lots of key players will be back and I'm sure they'll be eager for a repeat, now that they have tasted the sweetness of conference victory!


kk said...

nothing really to do with soccer, but i like the purple haze in the photo. it reminds me of a holga photo. :)


tonia said...

how fun! we didn't have such a successful season...*grin*....but my son learned a lot: mainly what the bench feels like during your first year of varsity soccer. *hee*

i've been here 4 or 5 times and keep getting interrupted before i leave a comment. it was fun to read through your start to finish wall project. great photos!!

love ya,