Start of Soccer Season

Saturday marked the official start of the soccer season for Erica and her high school team. I've learned that high school sports are quite intense - two hour practices each day after school and on Saturdays. She even had practice each day during Spring Break. [Imagine if students spent a minimum of two hours every day on homework - they would complain incessantly, but somehow it's OK with sports? While I do recognize the importance of physical fitness and the benefits of playing on a team, I wish this country would emphasize science and technology as much as they emphasize sports. But I digress]

In middle school, she played locally with the Park District and the games were always local. But in high school, many of the match ups are far away - we drove an hour to the inaugural JV tournament, through miles of prairie, to a town I had never been to before. I expect we'll broaden our horizons over the next several months.

The girls played three games, all back to back. By the third game, even I was feeling exhausted just by watching. They were clearly tired by that game.

A small smattering of photos I took:

Out of the three games, they tied one, won one and lost one (they lost the third game to a team with twice as many players and fresh legs). We think it was a successful day!

Lisa  – (March 26, 2012 at 9:01 PM)  

You had a lot of fun. Wonderful shots.
I have two family members playing Lacrosse this spring . They start in six weeks from now. It should be so interesting to watch.

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