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Thursday, September 18, 2008

photostory friday - redemption

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

you'll remember my PSF from a couple of weeks ago. it featured miss 16's life as a field hockey goalie; easy run through the winter season and a crappy tournament week - 31 goals scored against and countless more saved.

redemption was at hand on tuesday in their grade final. our guys were one up with 5 minutes to go, when one slipped through for the opposition. at full time, it went to penalty strokes: 5 (1-on-1) strokes per team. if it's 5-5 after that, then sudden death.

i should point out that miss 16 is a DEMON at keeping penalty strokes out. she's won countless finals (pool, grade, regional) in this fashion. she was as cool as a cucumber. "bread and butter" i yelled out after her as she took the field.

took this one during the game (when all the action was down the other end)
other sister was inside in the warm (she wasn't feeling the best)
5 penalty strokes came her way
5 were saved
her team wins
she's the hero(ine)

here she's being smothered by her joyful team as they celebrate their win
as soon as the game finished, the sprinklers game on to water the turf

why stay dry when you can get wet?
now that's a happy goalie
team captain receiving the team's certificates
what a way to finish the season!


Melinda said...

Congrats girls! Glad this PSF had a better outcome for the team!

Cecily R said...

WAHOOOOOOO! Congrats to her and the team!! That's fabulous!

MamaGeek said...

Ah, that is sweet vindication indeed! WOOT!

Chris said...

Right on! Congratulations! These are the kinds of sports stories I love best, when you lay it all out there, when it really, really matters.

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

I'd say what a way to finish! Fantastic!

AVT Coach said...

What a great support she had and you are so proud! It's a great feeling to be able to celebrate and know that a win can surely shore up any adversity. Congrats on a great season!

Lindsay said...

That's so cool! I bet she's on cloud nine! Great PSF!

Angel Gurl said...

well done on Miss 16 and her team winning. What a great game she had.

Indrani said...

Heroine indeed! Saving five penalties! Great, Congratulations!!

Maggie May said...

That was great. Congratulations.
Action packed pictures. Caught the mood!

Shannon said...

How exciting! My guy is a pitcher so I know how nerve-wracking and exciting stuff like that is. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Very exciting. Great PSF. I played field hockey a few years. Fun stuff!

Jenny @ Daily Dose of Motherhood said...

Aw, what a GREAT post! Love the pics and the story behind them!

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Kristi Smith said...

Congrats to Miss 16!

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auntiegwen said...

Woop woop xx that's the auntiegwen happy noise !!! xx

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