Thursday, August 21, 2008

THE MOLLY & SAM SOCCER UPDATE #1
A weekly brag about my high school varsity soccer-playing kids

WEEK ONE. So, the first games of the season have been played. Three straight nights, three straight victories! If only Ben Davis girls and Pike boys could keep this up!

BEN DAVIS STARTS WITH TWO WINS. Monday night, Ben Davis girls rolled over Plainfield (my alma mater), 3-0. Molly (17 and a senior) scored a goal and had an assist. On Tuesday, Ben Davis girls hosted Brownsburg--a state-ranked team BD hasn't beaten in modern history. But guess what? The Lady Giants finally defeated Brownsburg, 2-0. Molly had an assist on the first goal. BD outplayed the Lady Bulldogs from start to finish. A heartening beginning to the season with lots of challenges in their MIC conference play--Carmel, North Central, Center Grove, and Lawrence North.

SAM STARTS, PIKE WINS. Moving up from the westside to the northwest side...Becky and I drove up to Lafayette last night to watch Pike play Lafayette Westside. It was Sam's first game on the varsity squad...and he got to start in defense. Sam is 15 and a sophomore. The Red Devils easily routed Lafayette West, 5-0, in this season opener. Pike looks solid at every position and they are ranked #15 in the state. However, they play some of the top teams in the state in the course of the season, so we'll see how they do against powerhouses like Carmel, Cathedral, Westfield, North Central, and Lawrence Central.

Next update: August 28.

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