Saturday, March 9, 2013

Day 8


     Our game was at noon so we ate breakfast at nine and then had our pre game  meeting at 10:45. The coaches reiterated Germany's playing style and our best bet at beating them. We left for the game at 11:00 looking good, wearing all white.       

     We warmed up for a half hour and then starters walked out on the field for the national anthems. It was such a great moment. The game was tough though. Germany came out strong and we got scored on in the first five minutes. They were annoying to play against. It seemed like they would cry over every little foul. And, when they got a foul called on them, they would either kick the ball away or dribble the ball away and shield it from you when you tried to grab it. 

     Midway through the first half they scored again, making it 2-0 and I was pushed back to defensive center mid because one of our defensive mids got hurt and an attacking mid subbed in for her. Towards the end of the first half, there was a miscommunication with the defense and a German got a break away. Our center back, in attempts to stop her, fouled her from behind in the box and got a red card. So, at half, we were down a man and now losing 3-0 because Germany made the Pk. 

     The second half was all defensive for us. The coaches moved to a 4-4-1 soon after the start of the second half and it was very tiring. The other center mid and I had to cover more ground since there was only one forward due to being down a man  Props to our defense because Germany didn't score the second half. It was another game to learn from.  But, like our coach said, I'm done with learning experiences, I want to win now. 
 


     We had a late lunch after the game and then dinner a couple hours later. At dinner, the coaches left our game on the projector so some of us stayed and watched it afterwards. Then, I went up to my room and did a little bit of homework, which made me pretty tired so I fell asleep pretty easily after that night.  

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