I hope that you all have enjoyed reading this blog as much as I have enjoyed writing it! It has been my pleasure keeping all of you, our loyal fans, informed!
That being said… Today was the final day of the 2011 National Championship tournament. We played our last game ever as a team this morning at 8:45 a.m. in 108 degree weather against the Dallas Texans. It has been an astounding journey and it was incredible to finalize it with playing in a National Championship Final!!! It was an exhilarating game and to say it was challenging would be an understatement. Unfortunately, due to some questionable calls by referees, we lost because of a PK in overtime. To give you the play by play… We came out and had a shot on goal in the first five minutes but it was knocked away by the goalie. Then about fifteen minutes in they got a free kick on top of the 18 due to a hand ball by one of our girls. Scoring gave them a one zero lead which they maintained until there was 15 minutes left in regulation time. With the clock ticking ominously we received a free kick. After bobbling around in the box Laura Feehs netted a goal. Time expired and we entered into two fifteen minute overtimes. With about six minutes left before entering into a shoot out a questionable call was made rewarding the Texans with a PK. After scoring this we kept the pressure high, holding onto the hope that we could remain in this game. Sadly the whistle blew ending the game before we could even out the score. It was a heart breaking loss and a devastating end to an incredible journey. We received our silver medals graciously and gratefully, though the sting of losing was obvious. We were also rewarded with the “Fair Play” award and one of our two goalies, Megan Thomas, received the “Golden Glove” award.
Now we all head out to our respective schools anticipating big things for this college season! 🙂
Looks like we survived the heat!!! 🙂 Over and out-