...then mud begins to show up on the players' knees.
One down, and another about to follow.
Before contact with the grass, evidence of earlier scrambles is in evidence.
Still some smiles at timeouts and halftime.
Sometimes a young face full of sunshine makes the rain seem to go away even when it's all around us.
Someone has been waging a "grass roots" campaign today.
Back to the game, still raining, still playing hard.
She seems to be airborne about 80% of the time.
Here's a drive to the goal. Find a small opening between defenders, push through it.
Kick hard, and...