Team, Score, win/loss
Tempest 3-1 win
Cheetah Girls 2-3 loss
Lady Chaos 1-2 loss
Cheetah Girls 1-3 loss
Tempest 3-3 tie
Cheetah Girls 1-1 tie
Tempest 1-1 tie
Lady Chaos 1-0 win
Lady Chaos 1-2 loss
On Saturday morning, their first game was against the Cheetah Girls at 10:30 am - the team ranked 1st going into the tournament. The girls played a great game but Amina made an error and a hand ball in the box was called on her which allowed the Cheetah Girls to score a point and win with a shut out (1-0). We headed out to the school's golf tournament and had lunch then hung out for a little bit until her next game at 2:30 against the Tempest. The Wizards did a phenomenal job dominating the Tempest throughout the game and shut them out with a score of 3-0 earning them all 10 points (6 for the win, 1 for each point scored up to 3, and 1 for the shut out). Amina scored the final point for her team. The Cheetah Girls and Lady Chaos played as well and tied, each earning 4 points. The Lady Chaos had played the Tempest that morning and had won 4-2 earning 9 points.
By Sunday, the standings by points were:
Lady Chaos 13
Cheetah Girls 12
The Wizards had to win their game against the Lady Chaos to move on to the finals - a tie wouldn't do. We watched the end of the game between the Cheetah Girls and Tempest and found out that they had actually tied 2-2 so the Cheetah Girls were guaranteed a spot in the finals while the Tempest had been knocked out.
The game against the Lady Chaos went much better than expected. Interestingly, the Cheetah Girls stayed to watch the game cheering for the Wizards because they didn't want to play the Lady Chaos in the finals - the Lady Chaos was the only team so far that had beaten them in a game. The Wizards scored a point and then kept the Lady Chaos at bay for the remainder of the game winning 1-0 and advancing to the finals against the Cheetah Girls. Amina was elated just by making it to the finals when the Wizards weren't expected to get that far.
The girls on the team were pretty exhausted and overheated. It had been 90+ degrees during the game and only 9 players from their team played on the 2nd day of the tournament which meant there was only 1 person to sub. The ref was very nice during the earlier game allowing the teams to take an extra break about 10 minutes before the end of the game allowing them to rehydrate. After the earlier game, we had about 45 minutes before Amina had to be back on the field for the finals. We rushed home where Amina had a bagel and tried to rehydrate then Seth brought her back to the field.
The Finals were brutal. The Wizards scored first but shortly after that, they were penalized for a high kick in the box which allowed the Cheetah Girls to score on a penalty kick. Another penalty kick later in the game was saved by the Wizard goalie. By the end of the game, the score was still 1-1. The girls were allowed to rest and hydrate 5 minutes then played two 5-minute halves but the score remained 1-1. Amina was sidelined because she was not on the field when the game ended and could not play during overtime. The game then moved on from overtime to penalty kicks. The Wizards kicked first and then the penalty kicks alternated between teams with 5 members from each team taking a turn. The Wizards ended up scoring 3 points, the Cheetah Girls scored 2 with their last kicker blocked by our goalie at the very end. The game that had started at 5 pm finally concluded at 6:45 pm.
The girls were ecstatic. I had told Amina that if her team won the championships that we would throw a big pool party at our house so the girls were very excited about this as well. It was definitely a memorable weekend - the Wizards had significantly improved this season and were the only team during the tournament to score 10 points in one game and have 0 points scored on their defense.
Amina with her loot (finally - after four 2nd place trophies and one 3rd place)