Last weekend the Women’s Soccer Club went on a road trip to Houston. 15 girls, 1 coach, and a rooster piled into 4 cars and made the trip. You’re probably wondering why we had a rooster in the car. My mom is a regular Farmer Brown with four chickens and two bunnies at home. Our coach was getting rid of his rooster, so we decided to bring him to Texas with us since the team was staying at my parent’s house.
So we left on our adventure on Friday afternoon. The trip over was pretty uneventful. Usually, the trip to Houston takes about 5 hours, but it took us about 8. We stopped halfway to eat dinner and stayed there for 2 1/2 hours. After our long detour, we finally made it to Houston. We all brought our things into the house and went straight to bed.
The next day, Saturday, was our game against the University of Houston. We were a little worried the game might be cancelled because Houston had been getting a lot of rain, but when we got to the fields there was not a cloud in the sky and it was HOT!! We went up 2-0 in the first half, but it should have been more. We were dominating them, but we just couldn’t get the ball in the back of the net. During the second half, it was getting even hotter and everyone was dying! But we managed to hold on and win the game 3-0, making us undefeated in our league.
After the game, we went back to my parent’s house where my mom had dinner waiting for us: red beans and rice, pasta, and salad. We all ate until we were about to pop and then we went out to play with the chickens and bunnies!! All of the girls were so scared of the chickens, but they finally warmed up to them. After playing with the chickens and feeding the bunnies, we decided we wanted to go get Froyo. So we went to get Froyo and ended up stopping at PetSmart to play with the animals. I got a snake dumped into my hand and almost dropped it on the floor. After that we decided it was probably time for us to leave the store. So we went back to my parent’s house and watched a movie and called it a night. The next morning we woke up and made the long journey back to Baton Rouge with great memories and a win.
-Margaret // Women’s Soccer Club Team President