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.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Magic Closes DNST with a Victory

Field Correspondent: Kylie F.


On Sunday, August 27 the Loudoun Magic defeated the Herndon Curve 2-1 at the Dulles National Soccer Tournament. Maddie scored off a goalie punt. Our next goal was scored by our guest player Olivia on a free kick.

I think that everyone played a great game, especially our goalies, Olivia and Maddie. I think we need to work on winning loose balls and making more moves.

I can’t wait to start playing when my broken toe gets better.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Magic Learns a lot in Tournament Loss...

Field Correspondent: Erin W.


On August 26, 2006 the Loudoun Magic had their second soccer game of the Dulles National Tournament. We played in the afternoon and it was brutally hot. We played the Freedom Soccer Club from Sykesville, Maryland. They were very, very tough, but we did our best. We never gave up until the last whistle blew. The final score was Freedom 7, Magic 0.

I think we need to improve on getting the ball out of the area in front of the goal. We also need to improve on being more aggressive and winning the loose balls.

Pictures of the tournament are available here! If you see something you like, email MagicManager and we can get you the hi-res original photos.

Magic Kicks-Off Fall Season with hard Fought Tie

Field Correspondent: Megan W.


The Loudoun Magic played their first game of the Fall 2006 Season at the Dulles National Tournament in Herndon, VA on Saturday, 26 August 2006. We had to get up early because our soccer game was at 7:30 am. Our entire team, except Kristin was there, and Olivia was a guest player. This was an 8 v 8 tournament so we played a double diamond shape. The Majestics took tons of shots, but Megan K. and Kaylyn did an awesome job in goal. In the first half, Megan W. got a great breakaway and took a hard shot and scored. Dakota took the first corner kick of the season. Maddie did a good job of clearing the ball when she was a defender. Janna made a great pass to Elizabeth and she almost shot. Erin made lots of great passes. Near the end of the game, Olivia made an exciting defensive save by kicking the ball over the goal. Jessie controlled the ball at center mid and did a good job as the target player. She got hurt, but came back in to play because she was tough. The Majestics scored when everyone was smooshed together trying to get the ball and they tapped it in to the tie game. Kylie cheered us on from the side lines because she had a broken toe and could not play. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.

Pictures of the tournament are available here! If you see something you like, email MagicManager and we can get you the hi-res original photos.

Chase to Maggie Moos

The chase is on - to Maggie Moos

                   Herndon  Alex.     MATT   Arl.   VSA    SYC
Curve Freedom Arsenal Spirit Heat Shockwave

Loose Balls
**Magic 14 3 3 8 7 12
**Opponent 23 5 5 9 6 8

Moves 8 4 17 18 13 13

Points 44 14 40 52 40 50
Negative Points -23 -5 -5 -9 -6 -8
Net Points 21 9 35 43 34 42

Result W 2-1 L 1-0 L 1-0 W 2-0 W 3-1 W 2-0

Needed for
Maggie Moos 150
Points to go -34 <<<< Time for Ice Cream!