Yesterday I was lucky enough to play in the WUSTL Soccer Alumni game. (No, the photo above is not me making a save.) I believe this was my 17th alumni game. Unfortunately it might be my last. While in the net, I was out at the top of the box when a long ball was played down the attacking right wing, my left. It was not going to be caught by the winger, but out of habit I sort of shuffled/jogged back towards the goal line. As I was going I felt a very sharp pain in my right calf. Almost as if I had just been hit with a rock or for some reason I thought perhaps a golf ball. I started looking around for whatever just hit me, but found nothing. It was right about then that I knew I was done. Strained calf, out for the game. Actually it is still tough to walk on today. I can't stretch my right calf. Try walking without stretching one calf muscle. It is hard to do.
Fortunately this put me back on the sideline, with a camera in my hand. A much safer place for me. Unfortunately the Alumni ended up losing 2-0. I sure it would have been worse if I played longer. The Alumni were skilled and strong, the images below show Matt Twardowski easily shruging off an attack from behind and jogs away.
It was a great showing by alumni, even if the score did not end up in our favor. We had over 20 alumni play and even had three alum who played in the 60's.
To see the rest of the photos from the game, visit my SmugMug.com page.
Thanks for reading my ramblings.