Monday, May 10, 2010

Cheetahs 2nd Place in Spring Championship !

I thought my daughter's youth soccer team would never recover from three consecutive losses early in the season. Now the Cheetahs placed second in the N-Zone Sports Spring Championship against 4 other teams.

The first round of the playoff game ended in victory against the Lions. It was a nail biting game with mistakes made on both sides. Despite the early summer heat, the Cheetahs held their own against the Lions. Triumph followed!

The next team, the Green Hornets, remained the undefeated champs for three years. The Cheetahs were in for a mighty challenge. Already exhausted from the first game just an hour before, the Cheetahs had to overcome a mighty adversary.

The Lion's overwhelming experience got the best of the Cheetahs. Soccer goal after soccer goal, the inevitable doom approached the wary kids. Defeat!

My daughter's smile still shined through the gloom of conquest by the Green Hornets. They may have lost but my daughter caught the last little bit of hope in her second place trophy.

"My trophy is not a girl" said my daughter. I told her there is always next season.

See more N-Zone Sports Championship Soccer Photos shot with the Canon EOS 1D Mark III and the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS L lens version 1.

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