We lost the first game 2-1. The accounts from Brazil are that the Northern Bites basically controlled the play, but ran into some very tough luck. One player – Kaylee – freshly back from the clinic where she was pronounced “fit” by Aldebaran, had her ankle give out and so the team had to play a robot down for the entire second half. Just as the Bites were perfectly aligned and prepared to kick, the referees accidentally called timeout, which led to all of the robots being pulled off the field and our field position being essentially lost. The Kangaroos second goal came right at the end of the game on a long kick. We also had a chance on a wide open goal where our attacker “flipped” and kicked the wrong way.
On the good side, our goal was superb and we hope to have video of it coming up.