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Soccer Weekend

We had a fun, eventful soccer weekend this weekend. All 5 kids had games, with Andrew and Elliot having tournaments. On Saturday Andrew scored for his team, which is a rarity because they don’t score a lot and he only plays about half the game because he misses so much practice because of cross country. He dribbled the ball up the side and as he passed the edge of the box he didn’t have many options, so he pulled it back toward the middle. Still lacking options he said he just had to shoot the ball, so he hit it over the goalies head from about 25 yards out.

On Sunday, Elliot’s team was in the tournament finals, against a team they had played previously in the tournament. The beat them the first time 2-1 and in the finals they were once again in a close game. With about 2 minutes to go Elliot intercepted the other team’s goal kick and shot it from about 20 yards out. It sailed over the goalie’s head and into the goal. His team mobbed him, celebrated a lot, and then held on for the final two minutes to win the game and the tournament.

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