Lauren called me Saturday evening to let me know she played the 2nd Half of the game between Juniata College and Drew College. She didn't know she would be playing, but the doctor cleared her to play so she was happy to get back in the goal.
When she started in goal Juniata was down 2-0. By the end of the game they lost 3-1, but Lauren felt she played well and made good saves--with her hands.
Then she told me she took a ball to her face. She was seeing a black shadow in her eye. Her mom and I worried about serious injury, but it turned out she just had some blood in her eye from the hit. No bad problem, just a swollen eye with a red patch.
We had a chance to talk about her future. In the short term, graduate school, in the longer term all the different ways she could do social work. She hasn't yet decided which kind of social work she will do--adoption counseling, veterans assistance, probation, and others. But she was clear that her career intent is to help people. so that is the important thing.