This season our team has been working through the book Scripture and Sport Psychology by Derek de la Pena. Paige Stingley, our team chaplain, has done an outstanding job guiding us weekly on applying the teachings of this book, along with additional teachings from life and the Bible, to our team and in each of our personal lives. This past week, we also had our players get into their battle teams to present a more in depth look at one of our first four devos. While, I know and trust our players are receiving the word of God through our devos and applying it to our sport and their own lives, it was such a blessing to see these ladies get up in front of our teams and share themselves how they have been interpreting our lessons and encouraging other teammates to do the same. Absolutely love seeing this!
In on-field related news, both JV and varsity went 1-and-1 this week. Both teams had tough match-ups against Regis Tuesday night, but bounced back against Castle View/Douglas County Thursday. Varsity had six players who contributed three or more points against CV/DC, which is incredible to see such diversity in our scoring. Of those six players, Lexie Lee stood out with four goals and Lauren Rismani with three goals and four assists. Lauren also managed to secure six draw possessions, and Ally Gibb with five, giving our team more attacking opportunities this game than we saw on Tuesday.
The season is winding down and the girl’s are excited for a final push in our last two guaranteed weeks together. Of our last four games, three match ups are against top 10 teams, so it will take a lot of grit and determination to overcome these tough opponents, but I know we are up for the challenge because these girls give it their all day in and day out and are committed to finding success whether a game ends in a win or a loss.