3-2 Win vs. Precision Identity
May 1st, 2003
Guest Summary by Brian!
Overall a well-played game by BrewHaHa.
As Mike was away, I will try to provide
an accurate, concise summary:
Early in the game it became apparent that
the other team had a few "stars" who didn't
really pass the ball to anyone else. Our
whole team did a good job of slowing these
players down and keeping them in front of
us when they had the ball.
Acting Captain Arthur showed that the soft days
of Mike-Sykes-with-a-Girlfriend would not apply to
us last night. DiCarlo learned Arthur's
"Show-up-first-or-play-defense" policy the hard way.
However, it didn't stop the Jeffer from streaking down the
wing and beating the other team's goalie to a good
pass from Eileen(*). Jeff then passed across to the
screaming Skipper who made no mistake about putting it
in from 2 feet away.
Never one to hog the show, the Skip, just over the
halfway line, headed a high pass from Susan forward.
Brian somehow got in the way of the goalie's clearing
attempt and only slightly outdid Skipper, scoring on the
open goal from 10 feet away. (It should be mentioned that
as Brian was debating what to do all alone, Skipper was, in
fact, screaming "Shoot!")
The first half continued, and the most notable thing all
half was how we pressured them when they had the ball,
especially Susan, Eileen(*) and our defense. They
were held to very few shots on goal thanks to excellent defense
from Arthur, Heather, Ramsey, Bea and Jeff to name a few.
In the second half, they were down 3 women, but they wouldn't
have passed to them anyway. We had a slight scare when
Eileen(*) took a hard knock to her head after stopping
one of their women just outside our goal.
They did manage an end-to-end play, where their star ball hog
managed to get by and score their first goal on a nice shot.
However, this was amidst him being continually shut down by
Jeff, Ramsey, Heather and Arthur.
We relaxed a bit more with the ball and made some good passing
plays, which is good to see. We had numerous good opportunities
before finally Jeannette went in on the goalie after a cross.
In Jeannette's words, "I could SO tell that he didn't think
I would score." However Jeannette fired a good shot past the goalie
on the short side to score what turned out to be the winning goal.
Late in the game, they scored another goal on a good shot due
to a screwup by our center midfielder.
Overall our defensive hustle was fantastic. We could all
do well to look around when we're about to receive a pass,
as we all tend to rush the plays when we're in fact not under
Jeannette helped pack up the net. Thanks Jeannette.
Kudos should go to Arthur. Although he asked me to write
this summary, knowing that he could not do it without
profanity, he did keep his cool throughout the game, showing
that he clearly has the leadership to act as captain again.
Finally, we revived the post-game trips to St. John's Pub.
Last night's feature was "The Early Days of the Henrys."
Skipper, as it turns out, was pretty good with the charm
early on, despite "Not having much sense of style" according
I haven't no particular effort to keep this short. Some
will be reminded of the Adrian days. Others will simply
appreciate Mike's short summaries in the future.
Good Game Team!
PS: (*) Eileen announced some news after the game.
If you missed it, you should ask her!
Mike's Note: Skipper "Never one to hog the show", what's up with that?!?!?
Addendum from Arthur:
Clark was totally on fire last night. his solid work in the
first half was highlighted by a very nice sure-handed catch
to save a shot from going into top corner as well as a dominating
performance in the air on a rare corner kick.
but his most impressive save came in the second half. when their
skilled forward broke away and had a 1 on 1 opportunity with Clark.
Clark dove(fell?) to the right using his impressive physique to take
away the near corner and thus challenging the forward to score into
the far side of the goal...
he fell for it. the mental battle was won.
little did he know that the entire left side was being completely
and thoroughly protected by Clark's left foot. shot went low and
Clark made it look like a routine save with his much underrated
left foot. more solid goaltending was displayed in the second half
including continued domination in the air.
our defenders did very well in the air as well. Ramsey and Jeff
didn't let any of the high crosses reach their targets which had
a rather frustrating effect on our opposition.
thanks to everyone for a good performance.
2nd Addendum from Arthur:
last goal went like this
Heather made a beautiful pass from the midfield to the right wing
Amy controlled the ball drew defence and passed accurately to the middle
this next part is marred in controversy
i thought Grant passed to Jeannette, but Brian assures me
that Grant wiffed and it was in fact Brian who made a brilliant
pass to Jeannette who was open in the left corner of the box.
Jeannette showed a lot of poise and accuracy putting the ball
into near side top corner well out of reach of surprised goalie.
since both Brian and Grant were involved on the play
and Brian was much closer close to the ball than me
i would tend to trust Brian's version.
- Skipper from DiCarlo and Eileen
- Brian from Skipper and Susan
- Jeannette from Brian and Amy