Looking back, it was my team’s work ethic that caused us to win the game. For weeks and months we had been practicing extra, working our hardest in practices. I gave up free time after school, on the weekends to try to be successful. I had such a hard shot because of all the work I had been doing. Hard work does pay off, and hard work wins
So he said “tomorrow all games have been cancelled because of snow but I would love for you to come back and play with us.” so I said I would love to come back and play with the team coach thank you so much for giving me this opportunity. After I finished talking to him everyone came up to me and said “see you in a few months Ricky, Don’t party too much in college.” They all just seemed like they really wanted me there.
My junior year after we lost in the playoffs we all went in there and cried and for the first time it wasn't the happiest place on earth anymore. At that exact moment it was to us the saddest place. But to me I was sad we lost but I still had another year to play so I wasn't that sad.
The whole team was so excited because we had gotten 1st! We lined up on the foul lines so we could receive our medals. The medals said 1st place on them with blue ribbons. The parents were all on the field taking pictures and congratulating
Afterwards we took team photos, talked, and hugged for the last time as a team. It was sad but we were all pretty happy with ourselves for winning though. Couple months later, I 'm standing up before a bleacher full of parents smiling at their graduating 8th graders. I stood awkwardly as the teacher said my name and awards. One of my awards happened to be team sportsmanship or something like that for constantly cheering on my teammates and helping them out.
We thanked him for the tickets and for getting us into the locker room after the game. As soon as he had to go back with his team into the locker room before the game he gave me his head band he was wearing and gave me his signature on it. It was a dream come true, I was so excited and texted all my friends right away to tell them the great news. When Dee Brown and the team came back out of the locker room for the game they did their normal warmup and started the game with a jump ball. While watching the game there were so many cool things about it.
During the first five minutes of the 2nd half, we scored a goal. Also, the game was very physical people were getting shoved to the ground and kicked. But during the game the ball bounced off the side and almost was a goal for the other team but we saved it and before we saved it my team and I all screamed,” Go to the ball and get the ball out of the box” After, we played a Cincinnati United team at 3:15 at the end of the game the score was 5-1
When we got there I signed in and got my wristband on. I sat down I told my mom “mom I’m nervous.” and she said “it will be ok.” Then I had to go to the bathroom when I got out she called me in it was a man and he asked “ what’s wrong.”
My teammates erupted in cheers as a huge grin spread across my face. Reflecting back at that first goal I ever scored as a little six-year old AYSO player on the Bumblebees team, I recognized this moment as the true beginning of my soccer journey. Over the last seven years, I have experienced a multitude of highs and lows, but I can point to one particular event that affected me in such a way that altered
He took the kick and I blocked it, but it went back to him and he kicked it again and missed. I was so excited at this point because I knew I did something good for my team. All of my teammates started cheering and jumping up and down.
“It felt good to score in today’s game, it was hard fought for sure,” said Thompson. “Everybody played as a team, 15 as one rugby.” The entire team was happy with the outcome at homecoming. “We came out hard and ready to win.
After playing softball for eleven years, I injured my back during my junior year high school season. It was my first season officially on the varsity team, therefore my devastated me. Although I was greatly saddened by this, I still stuck with the team. I went to every practice, game, tournament, and team dinner. I kept score at every game and helped my coaches with anything they needed.
The score was fifty-six to fifty-eight. As soon as I came in the game, I knew I was still on fire from the first half, so I smiled because I knew I was going to get the ball. When I got the ball, I shot a mid-range shot and I tied the game up. Then time went by to where nobody was scoring. It was like both teams were playing good defense, but the other team had scored with six seconds on the clock.
Herb felt they played well in their first Olympic game, and prepped them for the second game against Czechoslovakia which ended with a 7-3 victory. The first win for the US team in the Olympics. “The country was stunned, we had no faith that they would even tie Sweden. These were just a bunch of college kids.” They finished the group stage with a solid 9 points, tied with the group leaders Sweden.