I was a bit of a wreck leading up to the day. You have always told me what to do... and I was feeling a bit lost. I was thankful for the smaller Cup... easier to solve problems with 14 teams instead of 51. I think I managed it okay in the end.
Because we had some extra time, we started the day with Cora's soccer group, the Rockbridge United Owls, in their very own mini tournament. Cora played in green (natch), with two of her best buddies. She was all over that ball, and made some great tackles! I tried to channel you as I yelled from the side line, and she had quite a big cheering section! Her team led in points at the end of round robin play, so they were up against the pink team in the final game. They played to the end of regulation (6 minutes) and were tied... overtime passed... so they went to golden goal. It ended up being an epic match of at least 20 minutes, with pink scoring the final goal.
|Louise dragging Dan around|
|Who is happier?|
|Our little Dream Team|
I gave all the girls Conway Cup champions coins, and was so happy they found a home. They all seemed pleased too. Cora did so well, and between the short crying fits, was a stellar player. She did not like to lose! I know you are even more proud of her than I am.
|Potter and Dylan on babysitting duties|
Before too long, we discovered a problem we had never had in the previous three tournaments... sunburn! It seems that April has much better weather than February... who knew?
We finished up around 6:30, and I couldn't have been prouder to hand the Adult Open cup to the Dream Team. Several of the guys you used to play with, plus a few who you had coached. I hope they know how happy that would make you! It was the perfect ending to a great day.
|Grown-up (slightly) Dream Team|