Sunday, November 15, 2009
Kids Soccer. Just when you think you can easily manage an entire season......it's time for the year end tournament to begin. Sage plays in the under 10 (years) league. They had a good regular season, but absolutely excelled in the first day of the playoffs. They won both games, shutouts, 2-0. That seeded them #1, and they were set to go in today's first round. Equally matched by the opposition, the game ended 0-0. 1st overtime period : 0-0. 2nd overtime period: 0-0. 3rd overtime period: 0-0. 4th sudden death overtime period: 0-1. Our team lost. It was the longest playoff game in the history of the West Marin Youth Soccer League. Some of the players, having played their sweet little hearts out, didn't want to play in the next game, for 3rd and 4th places. Such sad little faces. And nobody forced them to play. But after a trip to the trophy table.......they seemed revived. Walking home with a trophy, even a 4th place one, seemed to make it all worth it. I mean, there were other teams that didn't even make it to the playoffs. Our boys and girls have a lot to be proud of.