State Cup

This past weekend was the TSSAS Women’s Division 1-3 State Cup tournament in Pflugerville and our team qualified to participate thanks to our regular season record. We were in Division II along with 9 other teams from south Texas.

The weekend started out a little rough with a 1-1 tie in our first game on Saturday morning, but our team has always had problems waking up {especially for 8am games}. We won the next two 1-0 and 2-1 to win our bracket and claim our spot in the semi-finals on Sunday. Another 8am game took us into overtime but luckily we scored and didn’t have to resort to penalty kicks; the final score was 3-2. On the field behind us were the two teams fighting to play against us in the finals.

Their game also went into overtime but ended with PK’s; games rarely come to this so it was really fun to watch. The winning team was the same one that we had tied in our first game, AFC West from Houston; we were set for a rematch in the finals.

The wind picked up just in time for our game {ugh} so the team with the wind at their backs had the obvious advantage. We had the wind the first half and scored first on a long free kick from midfield; the ball sailed over everyone, bouncing in front of their keeper and floating right over her head and into the net. With the score 1-0 at the end of the half we had to fight the wind as well as the other team to defend our lead. The second half was all defense with AFC pushing up two extra forwards; we cleared out nearly 10 corner kicks and only had a few shots on their goal. Before we knew it, the time had run out, the whistle was blown and we had held on for the win!

We won $1,000 for our team and some sweet championship t-shirts; the money is going towards new jerseys for next season. I’m so happy to be a part of this awesome team; playing with them has fueled my love for soccer more than ever before. Man, it feels good to be STATE CHAMPS!

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2 Responses to “State Cup”

  1. jacob Says:

    AWESOME! Great story and congratulations!
    Looking forward to seeing your jerseys next year.

  2. Tammy Rand Says:

    Great job!! I look forward to watching you play again. Logan loves his soccer ball and net – that Aunt Britney put together for him!!

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