Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Erica has never played soccer until this spring. Given the choice between soccer or track, she decided to give soccer a chance. She started practice mid April for two weeks and then last week we started playing games. Erica's team is called the Pink Panthers and their shirts are bright pink. There are five girls on the team and they play 3 on 3 for 1st grade girls.

This was at her first game last Thursday night. Erica is getting ready to kick off and it just missed going into the goal.

Running after the play.

Chasing down the ball.

I am happy to report that during her second game last Saturday Erica scored a goal. After she scored a goal she turned toward the bleachers and looked at Keith and me with the biggest grin on her face. Then I have to report that shortly after that she accidentally scored a goal for the opposing team. The weather on Saturday was very windy and cold here and she kicked the ball and then wind took it right into the other team's goal. Erica then had a look on her face of, "I can't believe that just happened". It gave us a good laugh. Her play is improving each game and she is learning to play more aggressive and not to be afraid (soccer is not a game of manners).

Take care,


  1. Oh so much fun - funny about the opposing team goal.

  2. Good job Erica! I say -- any goal counts! :)

  3. that was a fun soccer match! ^^,
    Cheers for Erica! ^^,

  4. Caitie did that all the time in her first games and was still ecstatic that she scored, only for the wrong team! Happy Mother's Day weekend!