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WLU University Tour….

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What a weekend…..wet, cold soccer….typical soccer weather I guess, but not really appreciated by me.

Erika’s soccer team had their prelude to the beginning of their soccer season by staying over night in residence at Wilfred Laurier University and playing three exhibition games.

The first game was on Saturday morning at 9:00am against the U17 London Hawks. The girls played really well, Erika had a fantastic game….they beat London 3 – 0. This was a great confidence boost to be able to beat an older team. I wouldn’t have wanted to be in one of those cars heading back to London after being spanked like that by a younger team.

After the first game the girls checked into the residence and had some lunch and relaxed until their next game at 3:00pm against Dorchester U17. Chris and I missed that game because I had to attend an event for work. The game went well and ended in a 1-1 tie.

Chris and I got back to the University just before dinner and hung out with the parents while the girls showered and changed their clothes. Dinner of chili and spaghetti and salads was delicious. After dinner the parents headed home so the girls could hang out together before heading to bed.

Sunday morning Chris and I got up and went to Angels for our usual weekend breakfast, and then headed back to the University to watch the final game against U17 Brantford Galaxy in the freezing cold rain. Erika’s team lost this game 3-0, possibly due to the lack of sleep from the night before….Erika took a bit of a beating in this game, but she usually does…..she plays tough. At one point in the game she got tripped up and hit her back on the bit of the curb along the edge of the turf. Near the end of the game she was taken out and went down hard and banged her head off the ground. That hit did her in and the team trainer had to come over and take her off the field. We were worried at first that it might be a concussion but she seems to be fine now.

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The girls all seemed to have a great bonding weekend despite the cold wet weather. Here’s hoping this was the worst weather we will have this season…..I’m still cold.–soccer-event-helps-team-bond-promotes-higher-education


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