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May 15, 2009 at 1:12 pm 4 comments

…a Champion Goalie.

Soccer

Think championship game for the local soccer league.  Think a 2:2 tie at the end of the hour.  Think 5 penalty kicks per team.  Think this little guy with all the pressure on him to catch all 5 of the balls the other team tries to barrel into the net.  Think throwing yourself on the ground, sacraficing your body over and over again.  The pressure is on you repeatedly.  Think staying calm as a cucumber and later stating that with each kick you were asking God to guide your body where it needed to be.  Think going into sudden death.  Think the other team’s goalie let’s one in.  Think you don’t.  Now think that the crowd goes nuts and your coach runs out, picks you up and lifts you in the air shouting, “You did it!  You did it!  We won the game!  We’re the league champions!”

A night he’ll always remember.  I’m sure of it.

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  • 1. Tracey  |  May 16, 2009 at 1:11 am

    Love it. Reminds me of when the Steelers won the Super Bowl this year in that crazy end of the game style that has you biting your nails. I have a pic of Zach with this same expression, captured in all his pure joy. 🙂

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  • 2. DeAnna  |  May 17, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Congratulations Alden!!!

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  • 3. FolsomJen  |  May 18, 2009 at 3:42 am

    AWESOME!! Loved your play by play…felt like I was there. Congratulations on the win!

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  • 4. Writer Dad  |  May 19, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    What a beautiful, happy smile! Congratulations!!!

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