5-0 Win vs. Purple Dweebs
July 27th, 2003
So... it WAS the Purple Dweebs who stole our
tournament win last year on that controversial
corner kick call that got them the tying goal.
Hmmm. Revenge would be sweet, but I don't want
to give away anything yet.
The 8:30 game is always a tough start. We should
pause to think about what Mike goes through: He wakes
up around 5am to think about the game, and all the
subtle coaching decisions he must make. Then he gets
to the field, I'm guessing around 7:30. Then the rest
of us start showing up at about 8:15.
Despite the early wake-up, the day started with concern
when Mike mentioned that he had had a dream about Clark.
However, things picked up. After DiCarlo shot 3 straight
into the top corner on me, Clark took over. Dweebs showed
up around 8:29. I think they have a team bus, actually,
that brings them from Dweebville.
We did start strong, unlike last week. Mental note: let's
do this EVERY game. Lots of offensive pressure, especially
from the wingers and DiCarlo. That pressure helps a lot, as
their defense have trouble clearing the ball. Kudos to
Susan, Erin, Barbara, Sandra, and Jeannette for being
offensive. (in a good way!)
We were able to keep the ball in the Dweeb end of the
field for most of the first half. Good to have Dave subbing
for us, and I don't mean the dog, though he was there too.
I especially liked Dave's call of "That's back far enough, Brian"
on their goalkicks. Saves soo much energy!
Well eventually, as sometimes happens, DiCarlo got subbed off
for slowing down to under 30mph. Grant took a nice pass from
Barbara, and led Jeannette on the right. Jeannette took her
patented lob shot into the back corner of the goal to make it
1-0. Way to make the summary AND not be offside, Jeannette.
(Though I guess I just wrecked that.)
Their goalie continued to face plenty of pressure, and did do
a good job of shutting us down a lot. However, on a weak goal kick,
Dave gave a nice lead header to DiCarlo, who steered off their defender
and then went in alone on the goalie to make it 2-0 amid roars of
"Go, Honey!" from the Brewhaha cheering section.
Dave decided he wasn't quite done - he made a nice throw in to
Brian at the close goalpost, which rolled off the back of Brian's
neck into the goal to make it 3-0.
Good to have Arthur back. Marie, graciously playing defense rounded
out an invincible defense with Mike and Dave, so the Dweebs didn't
really get a shot on goal in the first half.
The second half continued to have us dominating. We relaxed a bit,
and Dave left early. That gave them a couple of runs. On the most
memorable, their big guy had a hard shot on Clark from close range.
Anyone who has ever said that Clark doesn't like to put his body on
the ground to make a save... well Clark proved them wrong. A great
lunge to the left was definitely a highlight as Clark pursued the
Overall our ball movement was great, and we controlled the game
very well. Our wingers were making some fine crosses. Great header
attempts from Marie, Grant, DiCarlo, Mike to name a few. Let's keep
sending in ALL the midfielders to get the crosses that come out
on the 18 yard line though. (i.e. especially the midfielder on the
opposite side from where the ball is crossed) Our chances of scoring
go up a lot when we have a player on the 18 as well as a player in
deep for the cross.
What else? Just kidding Sandra. I'm not forgetting your nice little
moves before you passed the ball over to Grant, and the great move
Grant put, all alone on the goalie. Usually we just see Grant's
nice shots for goals, so seeing him go in alone on the goalie was
That said, Grant decided to score his usual way. I can't quite
remember the start, but Susan got a pass from Mike, then made a nice
cross, and Grant fired a hard shot into the goal. 5-0.
Okay! Just good to give the Dweebs a little thrashing,
though you know they'll want revenge. Next week will be a tough
game, so eat your wheaties this week.
- Jeannette from Grant and Barbara
- Jeff from Dave
- Brian from Dave
- Grant from Sandra and Dave
- Grant from Susan and Mike