Not sure if you guys really want the “play-by-play” of my daughter’s playoffs. But your getting it anyway!
Round 3 was two nights ago… Was a tough tough team. We came out with a quick lead on a weakass penalty free kick from just outside the box. Should never of been called but we will take the 1-0 lead.
Then we gave up 2 goals. Went down 1-2.
Little B took the ball at the half-way line and beat her defender. Slide the ball to another forward who one-touched it back to a sprinting B. B had the center back hit her hard so she was able to spin around and kicked the ball up for a volley and blasted the ball on the up bounce into the left upper 90 of the goal from about 25 yards out. Brilliant. Best goal I have seen EVER by little B. Tied 2-2
We give up a goal in the beginning of the 2nd half; down 2-3. 1:47 seconds left in the game. The girls are all dog tired. Big R is a wall in defense. Sliding into girls, blocking shots with her body, chasing streaking forward all over the place. They dominated possession. B is getting pissed. Many of the girls are giving up. Cramping, our mid-fielder is throwing up on the sidelines, 2 injuries. We have nobody to sub… Big R has to come out because both knees are bleeding and the ref spots them. Quickly the trainer tapes them up.. Its a marathon. Nail biter. I have a head-ache from yelling and the tension.
1:47 seconds left, Little B takes the ball 10 yards outside the box. Goes to her left. Steps past a defender and the center back is rushing toward her. She hits a hard left-footed goal just above the goal-keepers stretched hand and into the bottom of the crossbar. Ball bounces into the ground past the goal line for a goal! We go friggin nuts!!! Dog-pile in the goal box. Girls are crying… B is jumping up and down like a maniac. I’m shedding tears high fiving my father, my buddies who all came out to watch the girls dominate… Big R races down the field in a full spring and picks Little B up and tackles her again! Its one of the most impressive moments of my life.
Go into double over time (2 – 10 minute over times) and the score remains 3-3. Its time for penalty kicks to decide the winner. Little B sprints out to the spot 1st and takes the ball from the ref places it quickly on spot and bounces as if saying to the ref, “Come on chump; blow the damn whistle”. Whistle blows and Little B blasts it into the right corner for the first goal! Our keeper makes 3 miraculous saves and we win the friggin game!!
On to Regional Semi-finals (2 games away from state!!). This Friday at 4.
Both girls are in the ice bath yesterday and today… Lets go girls!