It was a cold brittle day on January 10,2014 at 2:00 p.m in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. My teammates and I and I were warming up for our soccer game. Our team name was called“Rapids and we have three wins, one tie, and four losses. All of a sudden, the referees called us to the sideline to check on our equipment.
The ref’s watch counts down the time left until the end. The ball presses against my foot as I shoot and aim for the top left corner of the swaying net. It soars past the goalie’s gloves and makes contact with the net. The crowd abruptly jumps to their feet and
School, friends, and stress all seemed to disappear from my mind after my cleats touched the ground. As I ran up the field, I took a quick glance at the ball, then the goal, then back to the ball again. I started sprinting up to the ball, I shoot it perfectly. As I watched the ball go up in the air, I closed my eyes and heard the ball striking the crossbar hitting the net. I looked up and I started “cheesing”.
As I looked up and shot low right under the glove next thing I heard was the goal horn I tied the game. The first two periods were barnburners and we knew they were not conditioned enough to finish. The Zam left and we started the period, West Kent was furious and started running us. Poor Beatty got lit up like we were doing to their lamp.
I watched the orange and black lined ball fly through the air. It went through the net. In an instant I had won the game for us. We were all gassed and didn't even want to play the next game. The game before had taken all our energy and our will to play.
The lacrosse game Last Saturday I went to my first ever lacrosse game in Ithaca, New York. The game was played between the college teams Albany Great Danes and Cornell Big Red. I had been invited by friends, and of course I wanted to go. I knew nothing about lacrosse before the game but now I’d almost consider myself a professional.
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
Lakota Hodges p.1 lacrosse game v.s mt si It was a beautiful morning the sun was shining bees a buzzing you can see clearly mt si as we stand on a terrible grass field filled with potholes and mole mounds i as i consider in my head why aren't we on their elevated grass field but that thought is quickly shooed away as john a fellow teammate hurdles a ball toward me as i catch it he trips on a pothole i say to him "today is going to be a good day" as that event comes to a close luckily the opposing team had just arrived and thankfully didn't see that as i suit up to play goalie in a muddy goal with moose poop nearby and goose poop
Down by 3, 10 seconds to go, Coach O 'Neil called our last time out. “Listen here guys,” coach said, “we need to foul to stop the clock and to make them shoot free throws, if they miss them we need to run down and shoot the 3 to tie.” We walked out ready to play. The other team passed the ball in but it didn’t go to there guy it went flying over his head.
My hands shook with rage. I narrowed my eyes, glaring at the orange ball ahead of me. It suddenly didn’t matter if it was forty-four yards or fifty yards or three miles away. I was going to get there first, or die trying. I rocked back and forth on the balls of my feet, wheezing, hiccupping, and waiting.
The ball is coming with all your teammates to you have to stop it its up to you she is coming from the right, to the left, and then back to the right. Your family is all there you team is depending on you its now or never. The ball is right in front of you, think fast she kicks it and its in the air now no time, the goalie is paying attention but she wont stop it, its up to you. To high for your feet its a header but its not BAM!!! right in the face