Saturday, November 12, 2011

1st Day of Soccer

Today the kids had their first games of the soccer season.  One thing that is really nice here, is that the games are all played at the school.  This was particularly good today, as all three kids had an 8:00 a.m. game.  With Tim in the U.S., it would have been a lot more difficult to get everyone to the game if we had to go to three different parks.

In addition to all playing at the same time, they all lost today.  Nalin and Aleena's games were relatively close, but Jacob's was a blowout.  I think that the score was 11-1, but it could have been an even bigger margin.  The other team was playing full throttle the entire game and Jacob's team couldn't do a lot to stop them.  It was a pretty big mismatch; whether that was because Jacob's team was missing some players or when they assigned teams they didn't assign them more evenly, I'm not sure.  

Towards the end of the game, Jacob's coach talked to the other coach to ask that maybe they take it a little easy not to keep running up the score.   The other coach apparently told him that it was part of the game and there was nothing wrong with it.  Hopefully the rest of the season turns out a little better.

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