Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Sunday, September 7, 2008 9:15 pm

Buttercups 4, Sharks 1

Filed under: Buttercups — Lex @ 9:15 pm
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The Buttercups picked up right where they left off last spring in league play, scoring two goals early and two goals late for the win.

This year, the girls have 10-person teams and play eight at a time on a larger field with larger goals, so everybody’s getting plenty of playing time — and plenty of running. As a team the ‘cups both were a little rusty and acclimating themselves to the larger field, so the passing, beyond short range, wasn’t all that crisp. But the offense got the job done and the Buttercups keeper came up with some big stops late.

Victoria didn’t score, but she got off two good shots on goal. One was blocked, and the other, otherwise bound for a spot high in the net, hit a Shark in the head. She took a foot in the side of her right ankle during the second half that was hard enough to go through the pad and injure her. She had to be carried off the field, but she returned late in the game.

Memo to self: Always bring sunscreen. Always.

One other note: Last spring, the girls voted to seek a name change for the team, to the Wildcats. Apparently the league said no.

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2 Comments

  1. Based on the intellegence of you daughter, and your skills as a parent, my guess and hope is that the choice of “Wildcats” relates to the basketball powerhouse down here in Davidson.

    As for the refusal by the league, I sense some Georgetown and Wisconsin fans in the house.

    Hope you guys are doing well.

    Comment by Bill — Wednesday, September 10, 2008 4:48 pm @ 4:48 pm

  2. It did indeed, Bill — the NCAA run made a powerful impression on the girls. (Just as it did on me in 1969, when I was about their age.)

    Good to hear from you. Hope you and yours are well.

    Comment by Lex — Wednesday, September 10, 2008 8:56 pm @ 8:56 pm


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