Team Team Team goalkeeper Tyler Y. takes a free kick in Team Team Team (red) vs Jamokes (black). Picture by Franklin Heinzmann.
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – This week’s Game of the Week featured Jamokes and Team Team Team in a Tuesday Men’s Soccer Green matchup. The matchup was supposed to feature to even teams, but Team Team Team played with five players and a goalkeeper as opposed to the traditional six players and a goalkeeper. That didn’t stop Team Team Team from upsetting the fully fledged Jamokes, winning 6-3. Michael K. led Team Team Team with three goals.
The game to place during the 11 P.M. slot, which has seen its fair share of slow starts. This game fell right in line with that trend. Each team had a one SOG through the first nine minutes. Each team had a few corners and at least two posts through the first 19 minutes of the game but it was scoreless. Until Team Team Team’s Brandon H. broke the drought dribbling through three defenders to put his team up 1-0 with 5:55 left. Michael K. chipped the goalie just over a minute later to make it 2-0. Jamokes, up a man, got rid of their goose egg when Corey B. scored with 1:48 left in the first half.
Going into halftime the score was 2-1 Team Team Team. They led in shots on goal as well, 8-7. Both teams were gassed as they had a combined zero substitutes between them – another common theme with the 11 P.M. slot.
To start he first half, Jamokes played a bunch of great through balls, but had trouble getting shots on net. It didn’t help that Team Team Team goalkeeper Tyler Y. was all over the place; including making two back to back diving stops early in the second half.
With 16:59 left, Team Team Team’s Jonathan H hit the crossbar, but Michael K. cleaned up the rebound to put his team up 3-1. Jonathon H. and Brandon H. scored within the next three minutes to put Team Team Team up 5-1. After that, the tone of the game was much more relaxed, the game was all but over. A goal drought lasted until Corey B/ scored two goals, the first one coming with 3:40 left and his hat trick clinching goal coming at 2:01 left. Michael K. put the nail in the coffin with his third goal with 35.9 seconds left.
Final Score: Team Team Team 6 Jamokes 3
Shots on Goal: Team Team Team 18 Jamokes 17
First Star – Michael K, Team Team Team
His hat trick helped to propel Team Team Team over Jamokes.
Second Star – Corey B, Jamokes
He scored 100% of Jamokes’ goals on Tuesday night.
Third Star – Brandon H, Team Team Team
He scored two goals, one of them being the game-winner
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