Yesterday Preston's team played possibly their best soccer game as a team ever. They won the Puyallup Valley Kickoff tournament playing a team in the finals that they have never beat. They beat them in grand fashion, 6-0. The defenders played great against a very good offense and the forwards and mid fielders played great. Preston may have reached another plateau in soccer. He now has the confidence that he really is faster and better than any defender...and has the ball skills and awareness to go with it. He was able to just fly past defenders, handle the ball perfectly, know where the keeper was, fake him out, and just gently roll the ball into the back of the net. He did that type of move for 7 goals this tournament. Amazing.
My favorite quote of the tournament came while Preston was dashing by two defenders to grab the ball for a cross. Our neighbor said, "Oh man, Preston runs like a vampire!" If you are a Twilight fan, the vampires just kind of zoop from one place to the next...and Preston seems to have a speed 10% faster then anyone else on the field.
Here is Preston receiving his medal with the team.
See you tomorrow.