Monday, March 26, 2012
Anyway our next game started and I was very nervous. In the first half I had an amazing save where I ran at the person and it deflected off my arm but sadly they got another shot off and we were down 1-0. In the second half we were playing great. We had an amazing through ball and Peyten got a goal. 1-1. We kept making shots but none of them would go in. Plus the goalie kept drbbling the ball to the half and going out of the goal which messed up our focus. In the last thirty seconds of the half Emiko had an amazing shot that almost went in. We were still tied. 1-1 that means a shoot out. The shoot out was so stressful. The first two shooters whose name I don't want to mention missed their shots. To make it worse both of the Japanese kids had made their shots on me. Then the Japanese kid that was shooting for the win missed! After that the shots started to go our way. Everyone made their shot. I made one save and we were tied. Then Petyen made an amazing shot. All I had to do was save the last shot. There is a moment where you have to choose as a goalie which way to dive, to jump, to stand. In the moment I decided the shooter was going to the right. He kicked the ball I dived to the right. My hand stretched out and hit the ball. I save the shot! Then I just stood there. I couldn't understand any of the refs so I didn't know if we won but just then the ref blew his whistle three times! We had won the game! Screaming I ran to to my team so excited. We had a giant group hum and almost fell over. I got a 10 minute break from Oscar and Joseph teasing me as a prize for my amazing save. I had won a shoot out in Japan and that is something no one can ever take away from me.