Thursday, November 16, 2017


Tuesday night Kayla's soccer team played the in the championship game and won first place!!! 
Let's start out with saying that her team was second to last place for just about the entire season and then when the Winter Tournament came around they just kept on winning.  Kayla played goalie for most of the season and the last two games of the tournament she played goalie all four quarters and both of those games also ended in shootouts which is pretty stressful for a goalie!   To say she rocked it is an understatement!   I'm so proud of her and all her hard work this season she is such an amazing player which makes it so fun for us to watch on the sidelines.  

Here she is above getting a little pep talk by her coach before hopping into goal for the shootouts.   Her coach is the same coach she had last year and is amazing.  If it wasn't for him making her try goalie a few times she would've never known her talents.   She never wanted to try out for goalie but he insisted that all the players try each position to get a feel for how the game is played and to find their strengths.   Well thank goodness he made her because that is where she enjoys playing the most. 
Below are a few videos of her making the winning kick in the shootout and also her blocking the last kick as the goalie from the opposing team!

 I wish I got the picture of her team running out to her after the game, her coach picked her up and then the team all squished her in a big 'ole hug.  She said she had happy tears in her eyes because she was so excited.

While Kayla was winning the game Brooklyn was also winning her game and scored 3 goals at her game so we went out to lunch and the girls had ice cream to celebrate.

Tuesday night was the championship game and Kayla was ready supporting her team for the day while at school.

Here the girls are walking out onto the field to play the team that was first place all season long and lost one game in the tournament to us earlier on.

 This game was 0 - 0 until the third quarter when the opposing team got a penalty kick because of a hand ball on one of our players.  Kayla jumped as high as she could as goalie to block it but just couldn't reach it.   In the last quarter we tied it up and it was 1 - 1 and the game had to go into overtime with two five minute quarters.  After it was still tied after that we went into shoot outs.

Even in shoot outs the teams just kept tying the game up.  Eventually we ended up getting a goal and they didn't so we won but it was a very intense game!  Below is Kayla's kick when it was her turn for the shootout. 

The Daredevils running out to each other and so excited to win the championship!!

 They got their first place medals and we all took lots of pictures!

Their team will go on now to sectionals and then hopefully area.

Kayla could possibly be playing on two teams if the Daredevils go on because we got the call today that she made Spring Select as well.   She doesn't know that she made it yet though because her coach wants to surprise all of the girls with a little get together hopefully in the next week.   I'm so excited for her and know she's going to have so much fun over the next couple of months!


Billie Jo said...

Too happy for your lovely daughter, Shannon.
It is so evident how hard she works to succeed in everything she does.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your lovely family. : )

Tara said...

I love this post! All of it... especially the *** smile *** on her lovely face!