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My Other Soccer Star

Her season is over… the last game was May 10th, and even though her team lost 8 out of 10 games, she had fun anyway.

She won’t be able to sign up for soccer in the fall because she chose to do athletics at school next year, but she’s going to try out for the school’s soccer team.

Sara Spin

Are you tired of soccer pictures yet? If so, then don’t worry… the season ends in two weeks and you won’t see soccer pictures until the fall season.

If Sara ever becomes a pro soccer player, this is the move she’ll be known for. The Sara Spin.

The opposing team has the ball. Sara runs as fast as she can…. right past the player with the ball, then spins around to get in front of the ball and try to kick it away.

I was lucky enough to capture this little move at last Saturday’s game. Also finally remembered to bring the old p&s to take some videos and hope to have one up later today.


This was at Saturday’s game. Kitty Kats vs. Sassy Cats. The Kitty Kats played so well that day and we’re so proud of them! Little A. no longer seemed afraid of getting knocked down by the other team and actually ran up to the ball several times and kicked it! C. didn’t cry or throw a fit when it was her turn to play, and actually wanted to play! L. did really well staying on the field and not running over to mom to give her a hug! She did a few times, but went right back to play. And U., although getting there late, kicked the ball towards the correct goal! And then there’s Sara. She kinda backed off the game or two before this one, but Saturday she was back to her old self again and got right in there to get the ball away from the other team. And, best of all, I was finally able to capture a good series of pictures of her scoring a goal! I think she scored 3 or 4 at this game. Go Kitty Kats!!

Panda Cup 2008

Thought it was appropriate to end a soccer filled week with some soccer picture.

The Panda Cup was in town yesterday and we went to watch one of the games after Sara’s soccer games. Told Melissa to pay attention and get some pointers from those girls. They are pretty aggressive!!

Had a hard time deciding which pictures to post (Greg picked these) because I ended up with just over 50 keepers, so if anyone is interested in seeing the rest, let me know and I will e-mail you the link to the album.

Teams were DFW Tornados ’90 Girls  vs.  Sting Soccer Club Girls (Sting won 2-0)



The girls both had a game yesterday, too. Melissa’s team lost 8-0. They don’t keep score for Sara’s age group, but Sara scored at least two goals. I was there for the first one, and she got a “high five” from the ref! I had to leave after the first 15 min. to watch Melissa’s choir concert.

Star Player

Sara had her second soccer game of the season yesterday and she did so well! At first we only had two players and the other team let us borrow one of their girls so we didn’t have to forfeit the game, but then one other girl showed up.  It was so funny to watch them play. One girl didn’t want to get on the field at all to play and had to be forced out there… the other girl kept running off the field because she was hungry and wanted a snack, or she stuck her finger in her mouth and then held it up to see where the wind was coming from… and Sara played her little heart out.

I’m glad they don’t keep score for her age group, but if they did, it would have been something like 583-2 for the other team! I’m proud to say that Sara scored both goals for her team!! After the game, the other team’s coach and one of the other team’s parents came up to her to tell her how well she played.