5-1 Win vs. Web Hogs
August 10th, 2003
After defaulting last week, the Web Hogs came
to play hard. FC-Brewhaha were 3-1 overall against
the 'Hogs, but the time they beat us will be remembered
with some frustration as it was in the tournament.
We missed Daniel, Grant, Barbara and Bea, but
it was great to have Ramsey and Skipper back. (Mike: and Commie!)
As is becoming usual, our wingers moved the ball well.
Susan broke her record, being in the country for her
third consecutive game. Jeannette was only called off
sides once in the first half. The midfielders played
well too - especially on the outside. It was good to see
the outside midfielders coming to the middle when the ball
was on the other wing.
We had many opportunities early, while Erin was still
helping to recruit enough women for them. DiCarlo had
a couple of close runs on their goalie. Eventually
Brian fed a lead pass to DiCarlo, which he took in
flawlessly and scored. Now normally I have to scratch
my head to make some of these goals interesting, but not
this one. After scoring, DiCarlo turns to me and says,
"Was that your first assist all year?" Say no more. Well
Fairly soon afterward, DiCarlo went in from the left,
more-or-less alone. He took a SHOT that bounced off
the goalie, then the far post to Vasey, who was open on
the other wing. Vasey held her poise, and move the ball
back to the middle before taking a shot from close in, but
they got to it. Vasey didn't give up, and had another shot
which their defender stopped on the goal line with his hand.
The rebound came to Brian who managed to put the shot in.
But Vasey would have put away the penalty shot without any
That's how the first half ended. Of course a solid defensive
effort left them with about two corner kicks and not a lot of
other opportunities. DiCarlo had a nice pass over to Jeannette,
who almost put it away. Susan and Erin both had good opportunities
too. Mike had a fairly good attempt at a goal
too, but it went high. Alas.
In the second half, Mike came in to play forward, which is good
to see. Good action up front. I don't remember all the goals all
that well, to be honest. But the first one of the second half
seemed like a nice DiCarlo finish.
On one of the prettier goals of the game, Mike(?) sent a pass over
to Marie, perhaps via their goalie. Marie, who spent the first half
working her butt off on defense decided to show the boys how to shoot
properly, with a nice high, hard shot to make it 4-0.
Soon afterward, Skipper showed he was paying attention. Jeff took
the ball in and drew the defense before making a great pass over
to Skip for a Marie-like finish. Nice job folks!
Okay, from here I will just describe why I couldn't remember much
else. Arthur allowed me to play sweeper, which is why he is 1%
at fault. Their goalie sent a nice long drop-kick, and I was
all set to chest it except it went over me. Their talented stripes
guy went in on Clark and scored. However, I should mention that
Clark did a great job and almost stopped him.
What else? Jeannette did manage to make the summary in the
second half as well... but only once. Ramsey gave another great
showing following his vacation. Christa was back to root for us.
There was also some debate about how assists will be counted.
I don't know the result, except that it seems like there is
less to remember for these summaries... or more?
- Jeff from Brian
- Brian from Vasey and Jeff
- Marie from Jeff and Mike
- Marie from Mike
- Skipper from Jeff
- The Hargreave Clan