Personal Narrative: Soccer Heartbreak And Triumph

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Soccer Heartbreak and Triumph The weather was intense in the month of April. My high school soccer playoffs were just around the corner. So, training was an absolute nightmare for the team and I. We ran countless drills, ran countless miles, and dribbled countless times. Sure, it was a struggle, but I knew that I had to make every moment worth it because this would be my last shot at soccer glory. I knew the importance of our game because our first round was against the defending state champions, Cullman. Gameday was just three days away. The reality of the game was not hitting me just yet, but it was sure giving me jitters. I was constantly with my best friend during the last three days that was leading up to the moment. His name was Daniel, we have known each other since kindergarten, and he was a big asset to the team. Daniel would always say, “Edgar, I know how much this game mean to you, but no matter if we win or lose, I’ll know that you would’ve given it your all”. I was inspired by his statements because he was always that motivational friend. The end of the school day came upon us and we both headed down to the field for training. The training was just rehearsal for the game play that the team was going to run Saturday Night. There was just 1 day left before our game. Strangely, I was not feeling anxious nor nervous, I was simply calm and focused. The team knew our objective and the mindset of winning this game was locked in. That night a few soccer moms held a
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