In the Life of a Fish: Mark Cabrera
September 22, 2008
It’s nice to be back in my own bed; I feel as if a majority of the season has been spent in a hotel room. Don’t get me wrong, I love hearing Dupree on the phone with his girlfriend until two in the morning every night but its also nice to come back to West Palm for a nice home cooked meal of Ramen and Kool-aid. As we put the last long road trip of the season behind us, it is time to get back to the everyday grind of class and practice. But first maybe I should recap a few key events of the last few days.
As a team, we came away from the weekend with two quality wins and countless memories engraved in our minds. One that sticks out in my mind is Daniel Abrahamsohn’s finish against Christian Brothers. The ball somehow squirted through the keeper’s legs, leaving their center back on the six-yard box to shield the ball from Dan. Running at least eight yards behind this center back D-Boy yells with incredible clarity, “Go-Go Gadget Legs” and sure enough his leg extends way farther than humanly possible and toe pokes the ball into the back of the net. By the way, D-Boy’s goal was assisted by our resident freshman “Dupe”, who apparently was ready to play after a few late night chats with the wife. In this same game, Cheyne Roberts duplicated Trent Hammon’s glorious goal by sailing a ball over the head of the overly eager goalkeeper, much to the dismay of the home crowd who witnessed their lead quickly turn into a deficit. Dribbling up the right sideline with around 24 seconds left in the match, holding a two goal lead, Trent decides its probably best to keep possession. He turns, and fires a full volley at Joe Yurchak’s chest. After an incredible trap and clearance, Joe may have won some time in the midfield sometime later in the season.
One last thing, on our way home, Cheyne Roberts befriended a young footballer who had played in a match the morning of the flight. When our plane landed, Cheyne presented Landon with one of our jerseys that was signed by the entire team. The greatest part of being a member of this team is the opportunity to share the love of Christ in a practical manner as we strive to keep our testimony on and off the field.
Our game Wednesday should be a battle as we play Lynn, quite possibly the best team we shall play all season. It’s important that we can persevere as a unit and strive towards our sixth win in seven games.