Sunday, June 20, 2010

What A Difference A Week Makes

All that time I spent throwing balls at Macy's head really paid off.  A nearly identical scenario to the one last week which resulted in Macy seeing little birdies flying around her head happened this weekend during the Wal-Mart Cup in Blaine, Minnesota.  This time though, Macy was ready for it, slapping the ball down with the sort of contemptuous disregard that could only have come from my DNA.  Good thing too, as the girl who struck the ball could kick harder than I could.

Macy played 75 minutes (across three games) in goal this weekend and was only scored on once.  One freaking goal.  I'm so proud of the way she played. More than that though, I'm proud of the way the whole team played.  It was a complete turnaround from last weekend.  The first game didn't go so well and a repeat of Sioux Falls looked inevitable.

Instead, the Pumas won their second game on Saturday.  I wish I had video of the aftermath of our first goal (the first one we've ever scored).  The girls celebrated like they just found out Twilight was real.  They jumped up and down and several of them actually shouted, "our first goal!"

They got used to it though, as they scored five more in a 6-4 win.  Macy played goal the first half of that game.  The score at halftime was 4-0 Pumas.  I told you Macy had a pretty good weekend.  We lost both our Sunday games, but the final scores were 2-0 and 1-0.  After last weekend these seemed like victories.  The 1-0 loss was actually by far their best game.  They had several scoring chances that didn't work out and they played like demons on defense against a team that, had they played a week ago, would have wiped the floor with us.  Some lights are starting to come on for the girls.

Lots of pictures here.  Also, here are some videos from our victory.  I'm proud to say that Kennedy and Emily are from the rec team that I coach.


  1. It was a fun weekend having Macy and family in town and watching the girls play their hearts out. The girls made great improvements from the first game through the 4th. Good Job!!

    Thanks again Jay for taking us out to dinner on Saturday, it was a great time. The next one is on us!

  2. It was a good time, even if the place wasn't ultimately worth the price. At least I got to eat some raw oysters.

    As for next time, a deal's a deal -- you get to buy. I for one can't wait to find out what Brazilians taste like.

  3. Oh, and good job filming the tunnel celebration. It turned out well. Let this serve as credit (the actual video on YouTube does give you director and filmography credit).

  4. Great stuff - the pics and vids look amazing, and there is nothing quite so rewarding as seeing your children improve after you have put the time and effort in to help them.