2-0 Win vs. Rhythm and Blues
June 15th, 2003
The summer season started with a bang, playing
Rhythm & Blues, a team who we failed to score on
in two games last year. Summer season is different
from Spring primarily in that the games are during
the day, the teams are a bit better and more fun, and
most importantly the games are played on grass.
Starting out, we had Marie back. In her 2003 coed
debut, Marie scored several times on Arthur in warmup.
That probably fired up Arthur, who put on a strong show
in goal. Hopefully Arthur's leg will feel better about
when Clark returns.
Also fired up, was DiCarlo. Not only was it Fathers' Day,
but Jeff was also getting his PhD later in the day.
Jeff had convinced his parents and Julie's Mom to fly out
to watch our game, so it was nice that they could also
watch him graduate on the same trip.
(Congratulations to Dr. DiCarlo!)
R&B are a good team. Mainly because they have good
women and because the whole team pass the ball well.
Fans of "Survivor," such as myself, quickly recognized
Shauna, who had been on the last episode. Despite taking
a soccer ball to the Amazon, Shauna was voted off rather
early. So if you stole the ball from #61, you can be
proud of taking the ball from a TV celebrity.
After Brian failed to get his head on a nice DiCarlo cross,
Jeff decided to do it himself. He stole a ball from the
other team and went in on the goalie, before the patented
"beat the goalie and score from impossible angle." As it
happened, the goal was set back 2 feet from the line, so
the defender tried to clear the ball after it went over the
line. However, he shot it right into the net. So we'll give
Jeff the goal, but if he'd rather have an assist, it's negotiable.
Plenty more scoring opportunities on nice work from Marie/Heather
on the right. Also, good passing from the Brunette tandem
(Jeannette & Vasey) on the left. Mike and Ramsey even had a few
runs from their defensive slots, as it was clear early that we had
speed to stop them defensively. We managed to get up 2-0
when Brian chased down a forward pass from Marie and managed
to find the bottom corner of the goal.
Defensively we were solid. Daniel and Bea kept their wingers
And Mike/Ramsey made sure that Arthur didn't have to work too hard.
That said, Arthur did make a nice first-half save when #5 streaked in
from the corner. Back to offense - we switched around a bit, which
is always nice. Lots more opportunities on offense. Grant almost
scored on a DiCarlo-type run. Jeannette learned the hard way that you
shouldn't call too loudly for the ball when you're offside.
The second half was fun, but not too eventful. (Translation - I don't
remember much.) Mike moved up to the front, and Brian to sweeper.
Their #5, incidentally, was not very helpful when I asked him for hints
on playing sweeper. However, in return, Daniel kept taking the ball
away from him. Erin had a great header opportunity, but just missed
to the left of the net. (Another notable contribution from Erin may
been when Dave managed to trip a jogger with his leash.) Mike wanted
it mentioned how unsportsmanlike it was of the other team's goalie
to save his Renaldihno attempt - a nice turn-around shot to the top
left corner from way out. However, Marie would probably argue that
stopping her on her great-hustling attempt from close in was less
appropriate. Poor Ramsey managed to re-hurt his cut knee from Thursday,
on what would have been a great one-timer.
What else? We were better about the talk-back to refs and players.
Ramsey managed to convince You-Know-Who to keep it quiet on one
questionable call. But I will say the other team seemed to genuinely
like playing us. Good game team - the summer league should be fun.
Especially the annual hangover game next week.
Contrary to popular rumor, Julie is not the third pregnant woman on FC BrewHaHa this year (emphasis on not pregnant, as opposed to not the third).
However this does not mean you should not make grandchildren type remarks in the general vicinity of any of her relatives at all times. I'd also like to
congratulate the entire team on not asking what's-her-face for an autograph, since apparently she was actually quite annoying on Survivor, and mostly just
tried to hit on the guys.
- DiCarlo from Erin
- Brian from Marie