Submitted by Victoria on Feb, 20
Unionville vs Stoufville 2010
There was one game that I played—this goes back maybe 6 years ago now—where I played for Unionville (Markham) against Stoufville in women's open competitive soccer. They were our rival team. I played sweeper (the last line of defence; we were set up in a diamond shape). It was basically my job to stop anybody that was on breakaway. During the game there was a girl who made her way through everybody who headed towards the net. I was actually a little off to the side. I wasn't there in time to stop her from getting the ball because of the way the ball switched. I ended up running across the field and I intercepted her before she got to the net. I got the ball off of her and cleared it back towards the opposing team's net. What surprised me most about the whole thing was that I didn't know I could run that fast and I kind of surprised myself by being able to do that and almost having a goal myself (by a minuscule miss). What stands out most to me is my coach was screaming from the sidelines "you did that, you stopped that from happening" and it made me feel really good.