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Metro Girls vs Bucs

What a game! Today’s game played on a beautiful turf in what felt like 115F for the girls against the Bucs in Pasadena.

The Americans started off with a quick goal but the Metro Girls brought it back with two in succession with beautiful play and a great couple of goals from Miranda. The defence held strong with Sophie producing a perfect crease drive stop and the centre draws all to play for. A very competitive start to the game! An unlucky yellow card left the metro girls one player down just before the second half where the score was level. All the girls played extremely well at this point to keep the score down but the heat of the first half took its toll in the last minute ending the first half 8-5.

Half time pep talks were up-beat and the girls were determined to go out again and play even harder as the temperature of the pitch was rising into the heat of the day. We all believed they could do it!

Bucs came out hard for the second half with 4 consecutive goals extending their lead but this didn’t stop the metro girls. Em Richardson took charge receiving the draw after playing outstandingly all game and charging down the pitch from the centre draw to score a¬†goal. And the metros heads were back in the game. Great defending from Mary helping the ball transition to the attack for Eva’s first goal. The final score was no reflection on how hard the girls worked and the entire coaching team was very proud of their performance and team work in difficult conditions. Other successful shots on goal from Maisie (1), Dakota (1) and Ellie B (1). ¬†Another incredible 10 saves from goalie Aimee and congratulations Chloe for a hatrick and all round great game.

Final score 15-9

Big thanks to Bucs for hosting us at such a fantastic pitch, to the girls and the parents for staying out in the heat and particularly to Huggy moms Kath, Anita and Michelle working hard all game filling waters, preparing ice towels and cooling the girls down on such a hot day.

Monday’s match will be another challenge for the team but hopefully all will be excited and ready for the game after a couple of days off to enjoy the plans made by host families.

1 comment to Metro Girls vs Bucs

  • E.Richardson

    What an amazing game metro girls! You’re all working together as a team to win, well done! Good luck with today’s game.