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Date Time League Season Best Offense Best Defense
October 10, 2018 7:00 pm Indoor Hurling Fall 2018 Leon Lawrence

Recap

With a pregame rallying cry of “Go, Nuts!” it seemed, after the first three minutes, that the Nutmeggers were poised to upset the likewise undefeated Panthers. Early control of possession and artful shot selection meant that they were always ahead of the fast-break rushing style of the Panthers. The Panthers were able to turn it around well inside the first period by continuously exposing the nearly non-existent Nutmegger back lines with sharp ball movement. The moments of exposure in the back field saw the Panthers repeatedly go Route 1 and rack up a considerable lead.

The first period ended on a lopsided scoreline of 11-3 and some serious team-talks were underway during the break.  Panthers’ Captain, Sean, opted for more of an attacking midfield role and facilitated numerous scores for his side as well as notching a few of his own. Lawrence was a mobile outlet for Sean as well as a determined clean-up artist who defended from the front. In a similar bid for field advantage, John, the Nutmeggers’ Captain, reorganized their side to feature a more dedicated goalkeeping setup and hared afield for his own scores to good effect.

The Nutmeggers’ strategy adjustment meant they were able to claw back a number of scores but, by the end of the second period, the gap had widened further to 21-10 in favor of the Panthers. The Panthers appeared to adopt a mentality favored by some other Cats of hurling fame and, with one foot on the accelerator and the other on the necks of their opponents, truly put the game to rest. Erstwhile footballer, Ciaran, was denied two goals on could-have-been-measured-with-calipers margins while Leon popped up all over the field swinging heavy timber.

The Nutmeggers did not go down without a fight, managing to double their score from the previous two periods. Laura provided incredible defensive pressure while Bee batted cleanup at the goalmouth, notching her first scores of the League. John knuckled-down and was seemingly everywhere at once both offensively and defensively while Morgan and Chris sought to make themselves available up top. Ultimately for the Panthers, however, the final on field trio of Aaron, Sean and Leon combined for 15 scores which proved to be a bridge too far.

Despite the unflattering scoreline, the match was intensely competed and both teams deserve congratulations for their performance. The Panthers remain undefeated heading into Round 2, but we’re a long way from the Final yet, stay tuned!

Panthers

Sean
34Aaron
Lawrence
Ciaran
Leon
 37 21 73 11 11

Nutmeggers

14John
29Chris
Morgan
8Bee
Laura
Nic
 20 12 68 10 10
Goals
0
0
Points
37
20
Saves
21
12
SoG
73
68
Defense
11
10
Assists
11
10
Red Cards
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Penalty Minutes
0
0

Timeline

34. Aaron 1' 
34. Aaron 2' 
 2' 14. John
12. Sean 3' 
12. Sean 3' 
Leon 4' 
12. Sean 4' 
 5' 29. Chris
 6' Morgan
12. Sean 6' 
12. Sean 7' 
Leon 7' 
12. Sean 7' 
 8' 14. John
 8' 14. John
 8' 14. John
12. Sean 8' 
 9' 14. John
 10' 14. John
12. Sean 10' 
17. Lawrence 11' 
Leon 11' 
 12' 14. John
 13' 14. John
 13' 14. John
 13' 14. John
34. Aaron 13' 
17. Lawrence 13' 
17. Lawrence 14' 
12. Sean 14' 
34. Aaron 15' 
17. Lawrence 15' 
 16' 29. Chris
 16' 14. John
 16' 14. John
34. Aaron 16' 
 17' 14. John
34. Aaron 17' 
Leon 17' 
34. Aaron 17' 
34. Aaron 18' 
17. Lawrence 18' 
 18' 14. John
34. Aaron 20' 
 21' 14. John
 21' 14. John
34. Aaron 21' 
34. Aaron 21' 
Ciaran 22' 
12. Sean 22' 
17. Lawrence 22' 
12. Sean 23' 
 23' 29. Chris
34. Aaron 24' 
 24' Morgan
17. Lawrence 24' 
 24' 14. John
 24' 29. Chris
34. Aaron 25' 
17. Lawrence 25' 
12. Sean 25' 
17. Lawrence 26' 
 26' 14. John
 27' Morgan
34. Aaron 27' 
Leon 29' 
Leon 29' 
34. Aaron 30' 
34. Aaron 30' 
 31' 14. John
 31' 29. Chris
 31' 14. John
34. Aaron 32' 
 33' 14. John
12. Sean 33' 
 33' 14. John
34. Aaron 33' 
Leon 33' 
17. Lawrence 34' 
 36' 29. Chris
34. Aaron 36' 
34. Aaron 36' 
 36' 29. Chris
12. Sean 37' 
12. Sean 37' 
34. Aaron 37' 
34. Aaron 38' 
Leon 38' 
12. Sean 39' 
12. Sean 39' 
 40' 14. John
 40' 14. John
 40' 14. John
34. Aaron 41' 
Leon 41' 
Leon 41' 
 42' 8. Bee
 43' 14. John
12. Sean 43' 
 44' 8. Bee
34. Aaron 44' 
12. Sean 44' 
12. Sean 45' 
12. Sean 45' 
12. Sean 45' 
Leon 45' 

Venue

Tacoma Soccer Center
2610 E Bay St, Tacoma, WA 98421, USA

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