Not over yet

The team trails, late in the game. It didn't start well, fell behind early after making mistakes on both ends. Insert cliche. The score suggests their season is coming to an end, a less experienced opponent nearing an unlikely but deserved victory. This describes the plight of not one but four Pink Ladies teams this weekend -- the U14, U15, U18 B3 and ... read more

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Week Fourteen : Epic

After defeating the more talented Pink Ladies U14 team in an overtime thriller on Sunday, Dream Team FC coach Ken Kohlberg could muster only one word: epic. Indeed it was. Although the Pink Ladies lost a game they coulda, woulda and truly shoulda, heads were held high after the team fought fiercely despite the absences of its most influential March player ... read more

Week Thirteen : Penultimate

Winning can be quantified in different ways: Score more goals than your opponent so as to have a higher total at the end of the game. The U11 team accomplished that in this week's semifinal match against Arlington, winning their way into the finals 5-3 behind an outstanding team effort in which five of six players scored goals and the sixth player added ... read more

Week Twelve : Character

Occasionally this beautiful game presents the unusual, the previously unseen or the downright ridiculous. Sport serves as multiple microcosms of life itself -- emotions and lessons in nearly every touch, pass and goal. This weekend's games provided ample example of sport revealing character. Match of the Week: The U13 team has the junior program's largest ... read more

Week Eleven : Back to Class

Pink players put on some classy displays, with the half the team's having been off for a fortnight. The most remarkable reunion was that of the U12 side and its coach -- with Haley returning to the touchlines for a Saturday matinee and a Sunday sunrise. The girls responded as if on an episode of a starry Hollywood talent search. Loads of moves, buckets of ... read more

Week Ten : All in favor

They're not national champions. The U18 side lost in the national semifinals; just the second time ever (and first since 2008) that a Pink Ladies team has reached that stage. It was truly a team effort, with players of all ages, positions and levels raising their play ... Captain Katie Schmidt, still sorta-kinda held together with duct tape and rubber ... read more