Friday, August 21, 2009

Epic Soccer Battle, RPC United vs WCA Eagles

Today the Westminster JV team (8-10th graders) took on my Thursday night indoor team, RPC United, in a final tune up for their season. We won 6-1 but I am extremely happy with what I saw from my boys. We're (RPC United) fat and old, but we have played together for some time and actually have 5 former college players, one of which was a full-ride scholarship caliber midfielder. The JV boys were tentative against us at first and obviously couldn't out-body us, but nevertheless they showed well today. The game helped me observe some things I can work on with the boys and also gave me some good ideas for player placement heading in to our first league game next Tuesday.

I think we started a tradition today as we continue to build a soccer program at Westminster. Check out my sweet header on a pass from Chico that ended up cranking the crossbar.


Frontier Forest said...

I am no soccer fan, but sport aside, I can since the Lord redeeming this time, while rewarding the efforts of working together, effecting strong testimonies in the lives of every player. Working in ways that may be beyond current understanding, I also believe God has bigger plans for everyone involved in this outstanding Redeemer Soccer program.

Rick Calohan said...

I just pictured in my mind the scene from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life when Biggs was sent to play with the boys against the masters in the rugby match.

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Monty Python's Meaning of Life Rugby Match