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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cache Cup Summary

This was a tough, hot tournament with our first loss in almost a year.  The competition was harder than the regular season as I had to make 28 saves in just three games.

The good news is we raised nearly $400 for these kids in Ghana.

Thank YOU all so much for your support!!  Please share this website with your friends.

We have the Park City Tournament and we will do this again!  Stay tuned.

Go Lynx!

Game 3 Recap

So, after our crushing loss Thursday we played an early morning game Friday and got our revenge.  I didn't play my best on the first half as the fields were wet and the ball bounced funny but the 2nd half I felt more comfortable and my team played great.  We won 4-2!

Check out these pictures below.

My face shows how determined I was to make up for the last game.

Again! Matching shoes and ball! ;-)

One of my tougher saves of the tournament.

I was ready to punch out this free kick but thankfully it cleared the crossbar.

Game 2 Recap

First loss in 11 months and it was a real bummer! 6-1 after being tied 1-1 at the start of the 2nd half.  It was 100 degrees and after a bad no-call on a hands ball that resulted in the other team going up 2-1 my team sort of deflated and the other team got more energized.

I was VERY busy and made 11 saves.  I wish I was less busy but the other team came at us hard.  Check out the pictures below.

UPDATE:  This team in Blue ended up playing in the Championship which they lost despite some of the most reckless soccer played by them that I have ever seen.  Literally put two girls, including the goalie, in ambulances! Glad we avoided that kind of injury in our game but it gives you a sense of just how tough it was to beat them.

Yes, that's me saving this goal behind this hard-charging striker! Didn't hurt though.

Going for one of my 11 saves.

Get this ball out of here!
Another tough save against one of my old teammates.

Can you tell by my face how happy I was with the results of this game??!!

Game 1 Recap

We won 5-1 and I had 8 saves in the game.  It was a great start to the tournament and my team really played well.

One of my 8 saves in this game.

Hey look! My shoes match the ball.

Another save!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cache Cup Starts Today!

Our planned trip to Ghana will be in early December so that we can visit several villages and provide a simple but memorable Christmas for the kids there.  In order to maximize the number of smiles we get when we visit we need to keep raising money to buy the soccer balls and school supplies.

Today starts the Cache Valley Cup, our local tournament.  We have three games scheduled plus the Championship we hope to play in on Saturday.  I am going to do my best to make as many saves as possible and need your support.  Remember, you pledge an amount for every save I make and then make the donation when the tournament is over.  The detailed instructions are on the right of this page.

I have no way to know how many saves I will make but my average during the Spring Season turned out to be 6.  So there is a chance I will make around 25 saves.  Please pledge accordingly.  I will report back after every game and let you know how I am doing.

Thank you for your support!  I love to use my skills at my favorite sport to help make kids happy far away in Africa this Christmas.

Go Lynx!