Elsie had her first official soccer game this past Saturday afternoon.
She did great! She was even a starter in the first quarter, but was a little timid. Her second, third, and fourth quarters were awesome. She figured out how to get up in front of the person who had the ball to kick it away. She also started to use her arms to defend her own ball. Even the super big kid on the other team didn't scare my little peanut.
Elsie even got a goal! I am pretty sure it was her... anyway. There was another little girl running with her from the other team, and I am not possitive which one actually kicked the final kick into the goal. So, since Elsie was the one with the ball last on her team and it went into her team's goal, I say it was her ;)
Unfortunately, her team lost. It was something like 8 to 3. That big kid on the other team kicked in all but one of their goals. But Elsie had fun, and she even surprised her coaches by playing so good. Both of her coaches said at different times to me and Chris that they were surprised and impressed with Elsie. Guess she gets more into the games than the practices. That is my competitive girl!