|First things first, I included some pictures of the sunset from
the Riverview Sharks stadium because the sunset was absolutely
Now, onto the reason you are here - Jayden's soccer
game! Jay got the start on defense tonight, and despite telling me
early during practices that she would start and probably sub right
out, she never left the field tonight, seeing time both on the left
and right side of the defense.
I would say that the Barrington girls dominated the ball for the
vast majority of the game, including shots on goal. Unfortunately
they weren't able to convert on any of their chances in either half.
It was the Burns Bruins that got the edge for quality scoring
chances, though, and thankfully the Bolts keeper was up to the task
tonight, as she stopped every shot that she faced through regulation
When the final whistle blew and the score tied 0-0, everyone
assumed the game was over. It turned out that it wasn't - we were
going to a penalty kick shootout. Each team nailed the first of
their five attempts while missing their second. With each successive
attempt, the pressure to score/make a save ratcheted up a notch.
Both teams scored on attempt number three, keeping the score tied.
The Bolts would score on kick number four, while their keeper would
stop the fourth Bruins attempt, giving Barrington a 3-2 edge. The
Bolts player missed attempt number five, leaving the door open for
the Bruins to tie things up. Thankfully the Bolts keeper was up for
a final save, sealing the opening night victory for the Bolts! Way
to go girls!