Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Magic Survive Tough Pre-Season Test

Coach Ed writes...

Loudoun Magic ended the Dulles National Soccer Tournament with a 1-1-1 record, playing in the tournament's Premier bracket.  Of the eight teams playing in the Premier group, Magic were the lone representative of the ODSL, while the other 7 teams are playing in WAGS.  The 1-1-1 record against extremely tough competition is indicative of a team that played with tremendous heart and showed a lot of pride.

Our 1-1 tie with the MCSA Jr Majestics Gold showed the girls they could play with anyone on a given day.  Our 7-0 loss to a very good Freedom Revolution team showed the players and coaches how much room for improvement we have.  Following a bad loss with a 2-1 win shows how much pride the kids have and how hard they want to play.

We know we have a lot to work on, but we also know we have players dedicated to getting better.

Thanks for our tournament correspondents - Erin W., Megan W, and Kylie F.  Player-written game summaries will be a new staple for us this year.

Also check out the "Chase for Maggie Moos" - where the girls get points for making offensive moves and for winning loose balls.

Magic plays at the PWSI Toys for Tots Tournament at Quantico over Labor Day weekend.  We're looking forward to a fun tournament that supports a phenomenal cause.

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