Friday, August 12, 2005

A Shutout = 0

Some of you may know (but probably not) that I have recently developed a love for indoor soccer--specifically, goalkeeping. For those of you who aren't familiar with indoor soccer, I have included a picture above of a field (although the field in this picture is a smaller field than the one we play on). Notice the small size, the walls, etc. It's a very different game than outdoor soccer (which I've played all of my life)--a lot faster paced. Now, I have always been the guy up front scoring the goals, but in order to play on this indoor team I was forced to play goalie for the first time in my life. I was extremely worried about this and not really looking forward to it, but I have actually developed a real love for goalkeeping over the past few months.

Anyway, to make a long story short (ever notice how someone only says that once it's too late), last night we finally won 3-0. Yes, you saw the magic number: zero!!! This was my first shutout, and was one of the sports highlights of my life. My team was amazing, and many of the saves I had were thanks to my face, which was in the right place at the right time (and we got lucky--four of their shots should have gone in, but were just lucky breaks for us).

Sorry, I know you don't care, but it was a wonderful experience for me to get a shutout.

My face still hurts.

1 comment:

Red said...

You had some super-saves last nite. Great way to retire, with a shutout!