Game 5

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    After last weekends 7-3 debacle, it didn't appear as though things were going to change today. The girls appeared to be sluggish throughout the first half, Samantha included. They did get a few shots on goal, including a long distance shot by Sam that just sailed over the crossbar, but they weren't able to get one past the Crush goal keeper. They had some defensive lapses as well, and it cost them on two different occasions, and they wound up trailing at halftime 2-0. The second half was a different story, and this time in a positive way. The girls came out strong, and netted a quick goal to draw themselves within one. After some back and forth play they managed to get the tying goal, knotting the score at 2 apiece. With less than five minutes remaining in the game they really put the pressure on, and they finally managed to score the go ahead goal. It took some defensive effort from not only Sam, who was in goal the second half today, but all of the girls to help secure the first regular season win for the La Forza White Ice team! Way to go girls! You deserve it, and many more!

Game 5 - vs. MPSA - Crush 2001 MFG

Samantha dribbling the ball down the field while looking for a teammate to pass to.

Sam jumping to avoid a collision with the opposition.

Sammie getting her foot on the ball to knock it away from the opposing player.

Sam kicking the ball away while playing goal keeper.

Sam lining up a kick.

Sam following through on her kick.

Sam snagging a shot near the side of the net.

Sam blocking the sun from her eyes while watching the action down the field.

Sam kicking the ball away after making a save.

Sam ready to grab a shot on goal...

...which she managed to do successfully.

Sammie knocking down a shot on goal...

...before bobbling it off to her side...

...and diving on the ball just before the opponents foot gets to it.

Sam kicking away another ball.

Sam following through on her kick.

After the girls clinched the victory, they gathered to celebrate.

Some of the parents got together to form a tunnel for the girls to run through. Here Sam is getting her turn.

Sam getting a hug from her keeper-mate Lauren as the two combined to secure their first regular season victory this year.

The girls getting a post-game pep-talk from Coach Joe.


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