Yesterday was her first league game with her new team, Legends. She'd played in one tournament a couple of weekends prior, and they'd won the tournament. But this is a new league and we are a little unsure about how they ranked the teams and how the competition would be. We played a team called So Cal Rush Nike-Lancaster. They were a lot better than I'd expected they would be. Legends ended up winning the game 1-0 and Nikki played very well. This coach's style of coaching is very similar to one of her old coaches. They don't keep the ball very long and do more quick, short passes. Nikki played mid field and had about 10 thru balls (passes that went past the opposing teams defense and allow our forwards to run to it and try to score) that were great. She played the whole game and didn't let down.
Hopefully as these girls continue to play together, they will get even stronger. And hopefully Nikki will continue to learn and grow under the direction of her new coach.
Okay I couldn't resist adding something!