Saturday, September 20, 2008

9/20/08 Women's Soccer @ UMF

I actually made it to the soccer game! It helped that I thought the game was at 3:00 but it really started at 3:15. Here are the teams on the field for player introductions. I was only going to stay for the first half because I needed to get back to the office and get some work done. But it was such a gorgeous day and the UMF women were doing fabulous on defense against Maine Maritime, so I decided to stay for the second half. I knew two of my current students were on the team, McKell and Amber. I didn't know until I got there that one of my former students, Katie, was also on the team. So it was fun to root for specific girls that I knew as well as the team in general. At the end of the game, the score was 0-0 and I just assumed that was the end. I was nearly off the field when I realized that they were about to start playing again. People around me said outloud that guessing by the fact that there was no time on the clock, it must be that they were going to play sudden death and not overtime. I didn't know that you did either, I really just thought everyone would be happy with a tie. The game lasted an hour and a half with neither team able to score, I was getting nervous how long this sudden death might last, when suddenly, UMF had just scored. So the game was over much quicker than I thought. Shwew!

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