2-0 Win vs. Tornados
June 29th, 2003
We started out a couple of people short
against the Tornados. They are a fast team,
and though we have been successful against them
in the past, they always give us a good game.
In the first half, there was some good passing, but
we weren't really getting to enough balls first.
Their good defense kept stopping us, though we did
have some shots. We were also having trouble in the
middle, though Ramsey and DiCarlo helped fill the space
later in the half. Good hustle from Marie on the left
to get the foul calls from being bashed around by their
In the second half we came back a bit stronger. Lots of
opportunities. Mike took a bit of a rest with a lingering
quad injury. That meant Brian and Ramsey taking goal kicks.
Well Ramsey did fine, but I sent one along the ground that
probably has Mike looking for a physical therapist right now.
During my stint at sweeper, where they got a couple of close
shots I apologized to Clark for one close call. Our Tough Texan
responded, "If it had been going in I would have saved it."
Good attitude Clark!
Subbing for us was Sandra, a schoolmate of Julie. (no, Julie
is not pregnant, but we know you were wondering as soon as you
read this.) Sandra was strong at right wing with a
couple of great shots in the first half. On a pass from Marie,
she went in on goal from the right, and drew the goalie out
before making a nice pass to Grant for a goal.
The play of Arthur should also be mentioned. Arthur played so
hard we actually made him sub out twice! In a little pinball
game, he got the ball back from the other team and sent a nice
lead pass to Marie on the left. Similar to Sandra, Marie drew
out the goalie. However, seeing no Grant, Marie just shot the
ball in. Nice goal Marie - way to keep it on the ground!
Other notes - Skip was back as thrower-inner. A few fine chances
on his throws. But between my unlucky hand ball, and Ramsey
not being able to jump 30 feet straight up to get the
we didn't quite convert.
As always, strong defensive play from Bea, Ramsey, Heather and
Arthur. Nice throws from Erin. It seems like our passing in
the midfield is doing well. We could certainly stand to have
our forwards come back more, so that we can work the ball up
the field more as a team. Also, it'll make it easier for the
midfield to keep up without making long passes. [I'm actually
passing on thoughts from others here.]
Jeannette was not called off-sides all game. Everything okay?!
- Grant from Sandra and Marie
- Marie from Arthur