Riverside California. It was the day of the big game. Yes, the championship game. It was exciting to finally reach the championship match for the first time. I was anticipating this match so much that I had dreamt about it the night before.
Kick off! The game had begun. Funny thing is that our opponents were our biggest rivals of the whole league. Coach told us to maintain determination. Within the first 10 minutes, our team had taken a lead which we maintained for most of the match.
It was the 90th minute of the match. Yes, the very last minute in which the unexpected occurred. My teammate Carlos stuck out his foot and tripped the opponent. Penalty kick against us in the very last minute! Our minds were now on extra time.
Me being the goal keeper for our team, the pressure was all put on me. It was up to me to decide if we were going to win the championship now or if we were going to be tied and move on to extra time. My mind was racing when all of the sudden... *KICK!*
There was a moment of complete silent as the ball was making its way towards the goal. Just by looking at the faces of the people in the crowd, they seemed to be in shock and were without a doubt feeling large amounts of suspense. Coach fell down to his knees.
There it was. The shot was blocked. The ball remained in my goal keeping hands. The referee blew the final whistle. It was over. We're the new champions! What I felt is explainable. It impossible to describe how amazing it felt. We did it.