Life U’s women’s soccer brings home gold at Chiro Games for the second time
The moment the final whistle blew around 5 PM on Sunday November 7th, 2010 was epic. Having endured six grueling matches, sprained ankles, concussions, knee strains, bruises, “shin-juries,” and pathetic attempts by Parker College of Chiropractic to disqualify them in the final game for not having two colors of jerseys, Life women’s soccer team finished on top once again.
Wearing “home made” jerseys from extra green t-shirts the men’s soccer team had with them, the women’s team easily defeated Parker 4-0 in the Championship game. The exhausted and injured team celebrated with a euphoric trip through a victory tunnel formed by the hoard of Life students watching the final match.
The weekend was an overall success, with the Life women winning their games against Palmer-West (12-0), Palmer (8-0) and tying New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) 1-1 on day one. On day two the ladies defeated Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) and Logan College of Chiropractic in the quarter and semi final play off games before taking on Parker and earning the gold crown for the second year running.
The Life women’s soccer team has developed quite a reputation after squashing the competition with no losses and a very small team two years in a row. With talent ranging from former national and professional level players to college and high school All-Stars, the team has a unique bond and ability to mesh well on the field. With Stephanie Smith, Aleshka Calderon, Jill Burk and April Smith all graduating before the games next year, the team has some big shoes to fill and is already looking for new talent among the earlier quarter students. If you are interested in joining a team that plays some awesome soccer and has a lot of fun, contact any of the girls who played on this year’s team.