Bleacher party after the game.
Featuring Smitty and Kara!
(And the signs created by Smitty’s amazing fans!! LOL)
The start of the second half! Team huddle and Hope acknowledging the crowd as she heads to her goal.
The Starting XI just before introductions!
I enjoy how Kate typically stands right next to Hope, like a faithful XO to Hope’s Captain.
After she scored in the second half, Stephanie Cox was mobbed by her teammates. She had been near the bench, so everyone on the bench ran to her, and then all her teammates on the field came in to celebrate.
Hope hung back for a moment, and then started heading towards the team, but stopped just short as the team headed back onto the field. The Rapids were already in position by this point to restart, but Hope waited a moment longer before returning to her post to give Stephanie a big hug.
It was adorable.