Pasadena, CA - In a pre-Special Olympic exhibition soccer match
the US Special Olympic team defeated the Quake All Stars by a score
of 3-0. This is the third victory in a row for the Special
Olympians after defeating the Star Trekkers and Linux
Masters in earlier matches. "I'm really proud of the way
our team performed today," said Special Olympic Coach Bob Yardley, "but
we're going to see a lot tougher competition from our international
opponents, so I hope our players don't let up."
The Quake team missed the firepower of Ben Grote who suffered a
concussion in the first minute of the game after he tripped over
the ball and hit his head on the goal post. The rest of the squad
was unable to muster any offense against the tough goal keeping of
10 year old Kathie Webber who has Down's Syndrome and is also blind.
"Kathie played a great game," said Quake All Star coach
Bob Limons, "but our guys didn't really challenge her. You
would think that guys that can target a railgun with pin point accuracy
could kick a ball through a 24 foot goal."
"I think it was a little unfair," said Tom Trong of the
Quake All Stars, "those kids had played soccer before. We
all were a little out of our element. I bet if we could've used grenade
launchers the game would've turned out a little differently."
Next up the Special Olympians will face the Goths, while the Quake
All Stars will go back to their parents' basements.
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