This summer WestEast decided to brave the scorching Texas heat and play recreational soccer with the North East Youth Soccer Organization (NEYSO). Our team, Change Orders, had a slow start to the season, losing the first three games. Despite this disappointing start, Change Orders were able to make a comeback.
NEYSO had to cancel the first game of the summer season because of the heavy rains San Antonio had during the late Spring and early Summer. Each team was scheduled to play a double header in order to make up the cancellation. It was this double header that proved to be crucial in the comeback.
After a particularly frustrating loss the previous week, Change Orders approached the double header with cautious optimism. They made a complete change to their lineup and focused on controlled passes and communication. These small changes made a huge difference. Something clicked and the team dynamics finally started to come together. Change Orders won both games that night and had great momentum moving forward.
Change Orders finished the regular portion of the season in fourth place, giving them the opportunity to play the first place team in one of two semi-final games. Change Orders won this game by a landslide and advanced to the final game. The final game was evenly matched. It got heated at times, but ultimately, Change Orders were able to secure a 3-1 win. WestEast couldn’t have asked for a better end to the season.
One things that is very unique about WestEast is the sense of community and the summer soccer team really embodied that. Congrats Change Orders!