FC BrewHaHa Game Summary
June 20th, 2004
1 - 1 Tie vs. Teal Dweebs
Our first game of the Summer league, trying out
the new field at Palo Alto High School. We were
fortunate to have Clark in goal before he heads off
to the east coast on Tuesday. We will miss you
The Dweebs, as always were tough. They are big, and
get to a lot of the high balls first, like goal kicks
and corners. But we were hustling well and getting to
a lot of the other loose balls. Several good chances
early on too, especially Gion having a shot go about
6inches over the goal - too bad. The first half was
hard-fought, but ended 0-0.
In the second half, in general, I think we played even
harder, winning the fights to more balls, and having good
ball control. Let's keep this up! We were moving the ball
up the wings much better than Thursday - kudos to Heather,
Jeannette, Vasey, Marie, Erin, Laura and Julie. And good
pressure on the ball.
Our pressure ultimately paid off. I got a ball deep in
their end after their defender messed up, and was able to
send it over to Jeannette at the 18 yard line. Jeannette
passed forward to Gion, who took a good low hard shot
at the goalie which got free. Fortunately, I was closer
to the ball than the goalie, and put the 8-foot shot into
the empty goal.
We didn't let up, and had a few more chances. The highlight
of these was when Vasey headed a ball over their keeper as
he was coming out. Looking great, and going right in, but
their defender got to it just before it rolled in and cleared
it. Several more great chances to us, but bad luck with the
calls left us at 1.
The Dweebs, as they tend to do, spoiled the party. They got
a ball deep on the wing and crossed it. A few good bounces and
they ended up making it 1-1, which is how it ended.
All-in-all, a great game from us. I tend to be frustrated by
another tie, but really we played hard and great. Our goal
was just as lucky as theirs, so we should be glad to come away
with a tie. Fortunately the Dweebs are a good bunch of people
with a great attitude, so it was an enjoyable game.
- Brian from Gion and Jeannette