Matea having her super soccer moment...until her teammate came in and stole the ball. Nice.
Bella (#2) getting to do a goal kick...field kick...I don't know what it's called.
Both girls had their first soccer games today. Bella was really nervous and anxious about it and Matea was excited. Poor Bella spent most of her game fidgeting with her hair or tshirt because of nerves and just really looking confused and lost. She definitely had fun and her team did great (they have a GREAT coach) but I think Bella may be the only one on her team who hasn't played soccer before so she's still really hesitant to kick the ball and hasn't quite figured out the game. Luckily, her coach is a great teacher and really patient with her.
Matea was amped up for her game but it was a bit of a let down. The other team was clearly more prepared and our girls had absolutely no direction from their coach. Matea started off having fun but burst into tears a few times toward the end of the game. Unfortunately, one of the girls on our team (coach's daughter) is overly aggressive and physical, even to her own teammates, and she knocked Matea down more than once. I think it's going to be a looooong soccer season.