Today my Sophia played in a soccer tournament in Monett, MO. This tournament had two age brackets: 12 and under and 14 and under. Our team competed in the 12 and under bracket. We loaded up the car this morning with enough snacks and water for three games and hit the road. Our team faced a tough task in our first game against Springfield Lake Country's number one ranked team. As great as the challenge was, we were still able to secure a win with a final score of 6-1. The second game was against the home team Monett. We won that game 4-1. The two wins guaranteed us a spot on the final championship round. That game was against Neosho, who is a team we have lost against in the past. This time, however, we were able to defeat them with a score of 5-2 and win the tournament. Sophia had a great time and left with a medal. I had an even better time and left with a sunburn. It was a great day and an excellent start to our spring soccer season.
Sophia and her friend Kate, proudly wearing their championship medals.
Sophia with two of her very best buddies, Luis and Welle.
The entire Midwest United soccer team celebrating the win!