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Sunday, February 05, 2006
Spring Prep
Next weekend will kick off the spring soccer season in North Texas. So this weekend was the last chance at season preparations. For the girls this meant Soccer Tournaments! For mom and dad that meant a Saturday with 6 matches!

Marissa's Team (BTW check out the new team photo) played in the Winterfest Tournament in Dallas. They played to a zero-zero draw in their first game against Texas Lightning, a team that plays in Arlington Texas in a similar division as our girls. The second game was against another Texans Team, West Red. They play in Division 3, which is considered a stronger league than the on we play in. That said we had previously played them to a zero-zero draw earlier this year. The girls were fired up and it showed. They went up 1-0, then Marissa added an Insurance Goal! That was Marissa's first goal of the year. She was pumped up. The girls won 2-0. However, they got clobbered in their last game, playing Southwest 95 Gold - a Division 1 team.

Logistically, Fran hauled Marissa down for her first game, which was at 9:30. Then I got Logan and Reagan in their uniforms and hauled them down to watch Marissa's first game. Then I took Logan and Reagan up the Sting Complex for their three games. All of the Superblue Academy Teams came together at Sting for a Friendly Tournament. Tarrant County has a 99 squad and our team is the only other 99 Squad. We we played two games with 90 minutes rest between them between the two teams. Then right after the second game, the girls played against the 98 team, Logan's old team who she played with for a year and a half.

Our 99 squad demolished the Tarrant team in both games. Logan had a couple of shots on goal, but none that went in the net. Reagan, amazingly played all three games. Before the third game coach Dave told me he was concerned about Reagan playing against the 98's. I told him if she did not play it was fine with me. But he put her in and she did fine. She has no fear. The 98's killed the 99's. At first the 99's were competitive. They matched the first two scores, but then fatigue set in.

I was totally spent after all of that. And I didn't even play!

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