August Coed Breakdown: Week 4

By Franklin Heinzmann & Brandon Schaffer

Recaps

In Game One of Tuesday night’s coed soccer action, Eye of the Schweinsteiger defeated Egoboosters 2-0. This tightly contested game had no goals in the first half. The scoring was broken by Jill S, forward for Eye of the Schweinsteiger, on a great shot with 17 minutes to go in the game. Her game winning goal is this week’s Goal of the Week. Next week Egoboosters is on a bye week, and Eye of the Schweinsteiger plays Kroos Kontrol in the late game next week.

Rover defeated Egoboosters 9-1 in the second game of the night. This week’s Goalie of the Week is Mitchell A. for his performance in net for Rover and for scoring a goal late in the game as well. It was clear Egoboosters was really feeling the effects of playing in the first game of the evening before taking on Rover. Next week Rover faces Off In The Woods, who will be playing in the second part of a doubleheader. Egoboosters has next week off.

In the final game of the night Kroos Kontrol defeated Ball Busters by a score of 8-1. At half time, it appeared to be a tight game as the score was 4-0 in favor of Kroos Kontrol. That narrative didn’t hold true as Kroos Kontrol added another four goals in the second half. Including two from Kaylea R to start the scond half, she’s this week’s Player of the Week. Next week Ball Busters plays Off In The Woods in the 8:30 P.M. game. Kroos Kontrol goes up against the other team named after professional German soccer player, Eye of the Schweinsteiger, in the late game next Tuesday.

Next Week’s Schedule

8:30 P.M.      OFF IN THE WOODS vs BALL BUSTERS

9:30 P.M.       ROVER vs OFF IN THE WOODS

10:30 P.M.      KROOS KONTROL vs EYE OF THE SCHWEINSTEIGER

 

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Monday Night Recap: August Monday Field Hockey – Week 4

By Franklin Heinzmann

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Picture: Players from Green Machine (Green) and Triple B going for a loose ball.  (Picture by Leanna Losardo (@LeannaLosardo on Twitter)

Recaps

Triple B defeated Green Machine 10-1 to start the evening’s night of field hockey. Triple B’s dominance showed on both sides of the field, they had five different scorers in the box score and didn’t let Green Machine put a single shot on net until 11 minutes into the first half. Next week, Triple B will go up against Rocking Chairs in a rematch of last session’s championship.  Green Machine has next week off.

In the second part of their double header, Triple B defeated Stick Hookers by a score of 10-1. Stick Hookers’ defense had a great first half stopping most of Triple B.’s attacks and only letting in four goals. Triple B made adjustments at halftime and added 6 straight goals in the second half. Next week Stick Hookers plays See You Next Monday.

Stick Hookers, also playing a double header last night, faced Rocking Chairs in their second game of the night, and lost by a score of 9-4. The first half featured the Goal of the Night from Rocking Chairs forward Sarah S. who blew past two defenders before putting in Rocking Chairs’ seventh goal (out of eight) of the half. At halftime the teams mixed players. The first ever Field Players of the Week go to everyone on Stick Hookers and Rocking Chairs for showing great sportsmanship and showing what Field Hockey at Epic Center is all about.

 

Goalie of the Week

There is no Goalie of the Week this week because not a single team who played on Monday night used a goalie.

 

Next Week’s Schedule

6:00 P.M.       STICK HOOKERS vs SEE YOU NEXT MONDAY

7:00 P.M.        ROCKING CHAIRS vs TRIPLE B

 

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August Coed Breakdown: Week 3

By Franklin Heinzmann

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Picture: Egoboosters (Green) pushing towards Ball Busters’ (red) goal. Photo by Franklin Heinzmann

 

Recaps

Off In The Woods beat Kroos Kontrol by a score of 5-1. Brandon N, goalie for Off In The Woods is this week’s Goalie of the Week for only giving up one goal and making several flashy saves in net. Dion G scored three goals, including a penalty shot, to lead the offense to victory. Kroos Kontrol frequently coached each other up on the sidelines but to no avail. Next week Kroos Kontrol plays Ball Busters while Off In The Woods has the week off.

The second game of the night saw Egoboosters pick up their first win of the season by defeating Ball Busters by a score of 7-1. Egoboosters’ Sean M. scored this week’s Goal of the Week. After receiving the ball from his goalie, Sean M. took the ball the entire length of the field and put it in the back of the net. Ball Busters gave it their all but looked fatigued after halftime, due to the fact that they just got done playing a game on Open Field #2, Epic Center’s other field, before taking the field to play Egoboosters. Next week Egoboosters plays against Eye Of The Schweinsteiger and Rover. Ball Busters plays Kroos Kontrol in the 10:30 P.M. game next week.

Rover defeated Eye Of The Schweinsteiger by scoring seven goals and shutting out Eye Of The Schweinsteiger. Eye of the Schweinsteiger held Rover, who has the most goals scored out of any team in the league, to only two goals in the first half. In the second half it was a completely different story. Rover added on another five goals. Paul L. had a hat trick in the second half alone. He had four goals in total and is this week’s Player of the Week. Both Eye Of The Schweinsteiger and Rover play Egoboosters next week.

 

 Next Week’s Schedule

8:30 P.M.   Eye Of The Schweinsteiger vs Egoboosters

9:30 P.M.   Rover vs Egoboosters*

10:30 P.M. Ball Busters vs Kroos Kontrol

 

*Egoboosters is playing twice and Off In The Woods is off next week due to a scheduling request

 

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Monday Night Recap: August Monday Field Hockey – Week 3

By Franklin Heinzmann

 

Recaps

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See You Next Monday defending a Rocking Chairs attack. Picture by Franklin Heinzmann

 

Rocking Chairs defeated See You Next Monday by a score of 6-1. Jessica W., goalie for Rocking Chairs, is this week’s Goalie of the Week. She only gave up one goal and made some Dominik Hasek-esque saves, including stacking the pads to stop a See You Next Monday breakaway.  This week’s Field Player of the Week is Kierstyn S., she scored three of Rocking Chairs’ six goals. Both See You Next Monday and Rocking Chairs have a bye week next week.

In the last game of the night, Stick Hookers beat Green Machine by scoring seven goals to Green Machine’s three. Stick Hookers’ box score featured five different scorers, including Maria W. who scored this week’s Goal of the Week. Green Machine was able to overcome not having a goalie in the first half, but it really bit them in the butt in the second half. Next week Green Machine plays Triple B. Stick Hookers has a double header starting at 7 p.m. next week, they’ll play Triple B first and Rocking Chairs after that.

 

Next Week’s Schedule

6:00P GREEN MACHINE vs TRIPLE B

7:00P  TRIPLE B vs STICK HOOKERS

8:00P STICK HOOKERS vs ROCKING CHAIRS

 

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August Coed Breakdown: Week 2

By Franklin Heinzmann

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Picture: Minutes before taking on Kroos Kontrol, Rover (pictured with their ‘League Champs’ shirts) defeated Chumbawumba in the championship of the previous session. Picture by Leanna Losardo (@LeannaLosardo on Twitter)

Recaps

Eye of the Schweinsteiger beat Ball Busters in the first game of the evening by a score of 6-0.  The key to Eye if the Schweinsteiger’s victory was that they were talking strategy on the bench from kickoff to the final whistle. Ball Busters’ defense stopped most of Eye of the Schweinsteiger’s attacks, but the constant attacking wore down the backline and goalie.  This week’s Goal of the Week was scored by Russell B. of Eye of the Schweinsteiger. He took the ball from the backline of the defense, dribbled through three defenders, and curled it around the Ball Busters goalie to score Eye of the Schweinsteiger’s sixth and final goal of the night. Kevin F., goalie for Eye of the Schweinsteiger, is this week’s Goalie of the Week for holding Ball Busters to a goose egg. Ball Busters plays Egoboosters next week. Eye of the Schweinsteiger plays Rover next week.

 

Rover defeated Kroos Kontrol by scoring five goals to Kroos Kontrol’s two. Rover won the championship game of the previous session (last session overlapped with this one) minutes before taking the field to face Kroos Kontrol. Brendan A., forward for Rover, is this week’s Player of the Week for scoring four of his teams five goals. Kroos Kontrol plays Off  In The Woods next week. Rover will face Eye of the Schweinsteiger next Tuesday.

 

In Tuesday’s last game, Off In The Woods defeated Egoboosters by a score of 9-4. Off In The Woods’s showed great teamwork in their win on Tuesday. Seven different players scored for Off In The Woods and the team went on a 6-0 run that spanned across the first and second half. Off In The Woods plays Kroos Kontrol next week. Egoboosters plays Ball Busters next Tuesday.

 

Next Week’s Schedule

8:30 p.m. Kroos Kontrol vs Off in the Woods

9:30 p.m. Egoboosters vs Ball Busters

10:30 p.m. Rover vs Eye of the Schweinsteiger

 

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Monday Night Recap: August Monday Field Hockey – Week 2  

By Franklin Heinzmann

Important Schedule Update

Black Diamonds will no longer be participating in this session. To make up for their absence, each team will play a doubleheader at some point during the session as well as have a bye week. To see beyond next week’s schedule, click the link below. This week featured two teams playing doubleheaders and next week will have two teams on a bye to make up for week one.

 

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Recaps

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Reigning champions Rocking Chairs looking to score against Green Machine. Photo by Leanna Losardo. (Follow her @LeannaLosardo on Twitter)

 

Rocking Chairs defeated Green Machine by a score of 12-3. Rocking Chairs dominance was most prominent when they went on a 7-0 run that spanned across 13 minutes of the first half.  Green Machine’s defense came to life only giving up one goal in the first 15 minutes of the second half. Rocking Chairs will play Triple B next week. Green Machine will have next week off as they are on a bye.

Green Machine, playing the second half of their doubleheader, defeated See You Next Monday, playing the first half of their doubleheader, 4-3 in quite the thriller. With 4:30 left in the second half Jenn R., Green Machine utility player, scored the game winning goal after a sequence of diving saves were made by See You next Monday’s goalie Michele K.. Jenn R. scored this week’s Goal of the Week and Michele K. is this week’s Goalie of the Week for her great acrobatic saves. Next week, See You Next Monday will play a well-rested Stick Hookers next Monday. Green Machine is on a bye next week.

In the last game of the night, Triple B defeated See You Next Monday, who was playing the second half of their doubleheader, by a score of 9-3. It was evident that See You Next Monday were drained after just suffering a tough loss against Green Machine. Triple B’s box score featured four goals by Amanda T., most of any player Monday night, and an impressive 4-0 lead at halftime.  Amanda T.’s four goal night makes her this week’s Field Player of the Week. Triple B will play Rocking Chairs next week in a rematch of last session’ championship. See You Next Monday will play Stick Hookers, who will be coming off of a bye week, next Monday.

Next Week’s Schedule

6 p.m. Stick Hookers vs See You Next Monday

7 p.m.  Rocking Chairs vs Triple B

Green Machine are have bye week

 

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August Coed Breakdown: Week 1

By Franklin Heinzmann

 

Introducing the new August Coed Breakdown! Epic Sports Report will be covering the August Coed Soccer league. Ball Busters, Egoboosters, Eye of the Schweinsteiger, Kroos Kontrol, Off In The Woods, Rover are all teams participating in this session. Every Tuesday night, these teams battle on Epic Sports Center’s Open Field 1, which has recently been treated to a brand new layer of turf. Player of the Week, Goalie of the Week, and Goal of the Week will all be awarded to players as a part of each edition of the August Coed Breakdown.

 

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Picture: Open Field 1. This is where all of the August Coed Soccer action will take place.

To kick off the session, Rover defeated Ball Busters by a score of 11-1. Rover dominated the first half shutting out Ball Busters 6-0. Brendan A., forward for Rover, scored four goals in their win against Rover which makes him this week’s Player of the Week. Despite getting defeated, Ball Busters’ spirits were high after the game. Everyone in a Ball Busters shirt was laughing after having a great time on the pitch. Ball Busters plays Eye of the Schweinsteiger next week. Rover faces Kroos Kontrol next week.

Kroos Kontrol beat Egoboosters 5-3 after being behind 1-0 at halftime. Egoboosters, the newest member of August Coed Soccer, played a very fast game down the wings and made Kroos Kontrol (named after Men’s German National Team midfielder Toni Kroos) be on A-game in their own half. John S., Kroos Kontrol forward, scored a great curler from outside of the box that finished in the top left corner which ignited the comeback that led to his team’s victory. John S. scored this week’s Goal of the Week. Egoboosters plays Off in the Woods next Tuesday night. Kroos Kontrol plays Rover next week.

In the last game of the evening, Eye of the Schweinsteiger triumphed Off In The Woods by beating them 6-2 in. Eye of the Schweinsteiger goalie Kevin F., only gave up two goals to Off in the Woods’ potent and very skillful attack. He is this week’s Goalie of the Week. The game was very intense until late in the second half when Eye of the Schweinsteiger (named after legendary German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger) went on a 4-0 run to secure the victory. Off in the Woods is playing Egoboosters next week, and Eye of the Schweinsteiger will go up against Ball Busters

 

Next Week’s Schedule

 8:30 p.m. Ball Busters vs Eye of the Schweinsteiger

9.30 p.m. Rover vs Kroos Kontrol

10:30 p.m. Off in the Woods vs Egoboosters

 

See you by the timekeeper’s chair!

Monday Night Recap: August Monday Field Hockey – Week 1

By Franklin Heinzmann

Another session of Monday Night Field Hockey has commenced! This session will feature: Black Diamonds, Green Machine, Rocking Chairs, See You Next Monday, Stick Hookers, and Triple B. Every one of these teams participated in the last session.

This session has special circumstances normal sessions of field hockey don’t have. Teams will get to play each other once before the last week of the season, which will feature only a championship game, instead of playing the usual six games with two weeks of playoffs. This is due to the number of teams in the session and a shorter time period this session will be played in.

 

Recaps

To kick off the session See You Next Monday defeated Green Machine 3-2. Val B., forward for See You Next Monday, is this week’s Field Player of the Week for scoring 100% of her team’s goals and leading them to victory. Green Machine debuted three new players, all of which contributed greatly in all areas of the field. Look for them to play a great part in Green Machine’s quest for the championship. See You Next Monday faces Black Diamonds next week. Green Machine will play Stick Hookers next week.

In the 7 p.m. game, Rocking Chairs began their title defense by were defeating Black Diamonds 10-1. Rocking Chairs will be playing this session with a revamped lineup featuring five new players. The Rocking Chairs box score featured four different scorers who combined to put up ten total goals. It wasn’t all bad for Black Diamonds, in the second half they held the defending champions to three goals. Black Diamonds plays See You Next Monday next week. Rocking Chairs will go against Triple B next week, the same team they defeated in the championship last session.

Week 1 was capped off by Triple B defeating Stick Hookers 12-0. Sam T., held Stick Hookers goalless through the entire game so she’s this week’s Goalie of the Week. It was clear throughout the entire game Stick Hookers brought their A-game, but not having a goalie in net really hurt their chances of winning the game. Although there wasn’t a goalie in net for Stick Hookers that didn’t stop Triple B from scoring some great looking goals. The best of the bunch was tipped twice after a cross from the right side of the field and finished Alycia P. at the very start of the second half. Alycia P.’s nice finish to a great team goal makes her the recipient of this week’s Goal of the Week. Triple B goes up against the defending champions, Rocking Chairs, next week. Stick Hookers looks to rebound next week against Green Machine.

 

Next Week’s Schedule

 6 p.m. Rocking Chairs vs Triple B

7 p.m. Stick Hookers vs Green Machine

8 p.m. Black Diamonds vs See You Next Monday

 

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Monday Night Recap: Rocking Chairs Are Champions

By Franklin Heinzmann

Number four-seeded Rocking Chairs defeated number three-seeded Triple B to become champions of Monday Night Field Hockey by a score of 3-2.

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Photo: Rocking Chairs posing with their ‘League Champs’ t-shirts.

The championship game featured Linda M. of Rocking Chairs scoring two of her team’s three goals. Both her goals came in the first half, while the rest of the team played great defense to shutout Triple B to take a 2-0 lead into halftime. Her performance helped Rocking Chairs win the championship and makes her this week’s Field Player of the Week. Rocking Chairs were playing without a goalie, but was able to overcome that deficit and spend most of the night in Triple B’s end. Sam T., goalie for Triple B. only gave up three goals all game by denying several Rocking Chairs’ opportunities. She is this week’s Goalie of the Week. Triple B are the highest ranked team from this season that will be participating in the next session, which starts next week. They will surely be looking to avenge their defeat in this session’s championship. Rocking Chairs will be looking to defend their championship next session.

In the third place game, number one-seeded Excelsior beat number two seeded Ball Busters 10-7. The first half featured a 3-0 run by Excelsior to close out the half up 6-2 over Ball Busters, highlighted by the Shannon Q.’s laser of a shot which earned her this week’s Goal of the Night. The ball kept rising from the moment it came off her stick until it hit the back of the net, it was a thing of beauty. It wasn’t all bad for Ball Busters, if the it was only the second half that counted, they would’ve beat Excelsior by a score of 5-4. Unfortunately, neither of these teams will be competing in the next session. Congrats to both team on a great season!

In the 8 p.m. consolation game, See You Next Monday bested Bomb Squad by a score of 8-6. At halftime, the score was 4-3 in favor of See You Next Monday. The second half was full of great back and forth action. See You Next Monday’s attack was able to take full advantage of Bomb Squad not having a goalie adding on another four goals to Bomb Squad’s three. Unfortunately, you won’t see Bomb Squad next session, but you will be able to watch See You Next Monday some more, as they will be included in the next session. Way to go Bomb Squad for a tremendous run this session!

In the 9 p.m. consolation game, Stick Hookers defeated Black Diamonds 4-2. The game was originally slated as Stick Hookers vs Oldie But Goodie, but Oldie But Goodie didn’t show up and Black Diamonds needed to make up a game for last week’s cancelation, so Black Diamonds played a double-header on Monday night. The game was tied at two at the end of the first half. After a very evenly matched second half, Stick Hookers pulled away at the very end with a 2-0 run. You will see both of the teams that played in this game in the next session.

In 10 p.m. consolation game, Black Diamonds played the second part of their double-header against Green Machine. The scoreboard read 7-3 in favor of Green Machine to close out the entire session, the score was 3-1 at halftime in favor of Green Machine. It was clear through the entire game that Black Diamonds was feeling the effects of playing a second game. It was very close game until Green Machine pulled away with a 3-0 run halfway through the second half. Both these teams will be participating in the next session.

See you by the time keeper’s chair for another session!

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Monday Night Recap: Playoffs

By Franklin Heinzmann

Playoff Recaps

The first game of the night was a semi-final matchup between the number four seed Rocking Chairs and the number one seed Excelsior. Their meeting during the regular season ended 3-1 in favor of Excelsior. The low scoring didn’t repeat, but the intensity sure did. The first half featured Rocking Chairs sending the Excelsior goalie every which way, making her stretch to unusual angles to stop their shots. Excelsior also showed off their long range accuracy, thanks to Rocking Chairs not having a goalie. The first half ended 4-3 Excelsior. The second half started with Excelsior adding a goal to go ahead by two. After ten minutes of back and forth action Rocking Chairs took the lead on a goal by Katrina M. that capped off a nice run getting past the Excelsior defender. Rocking Chairs then added another goal to go ahead 7-5 with five minutes to go. The Rocking Chairs bench went crazy after that goal; the Excelsior bench was stunned in silence. Excelsior was unable to put together a comeback until scoring with twenty seconds left to make it 7-6, but that wasn’t enough. #4 seeded Rocking Chairs pulled off the upset, in what I think is the game, of the season over #1 seeded Excelsior to earn a spot in the championship. The game winning goal scored by Katrina M., of Rocking Chairs, is this week’s Goal of the Week.

 

In the other semi-final, number two seed Ball Busters faced number three seed Triple B. Ball Busters struck first 12 seconds in. Triple B then matched on a long shot just a few minutes later. With six minutes to go in the half Ball Busters almost put a ball past the Triple B goaltender, but it only dribbled on the goal line and resulted in Triple B. clearing it off the goal line. That didn’t stop Ball Busters from converting another opportunity to give them the 2-1 lead going into halftime. Triple B started off the second half motivated and firing on all cylinders, the team scored three goals in three minutes to take a commanding 4-2 lead over Ball Busters. The dominance continued for Triple B as they added on another four goals while Ball Busters could only put two more on the board. In the end number three seed Triple B upset number two seed Ball Busters defeating them 8-4. Triple B goaltender Sam T. only gave up four goals in a high pressure playoff game so she’s this week’s Goalie of the Week.

 

Consolation Recaps

In the 8 p.m. game Green Machine faced Bomb Squad. The big highlight of the first half was Bomb Squad’s quickness on offense, it’s what helped them convert a nice two on one opportunity early in the first half to add their third goal to make it 3-0 over Green Machine going into halftime. Bomb Squad’s dominance continued into the second half as they added on another five goals and didn’t let Green Machine put any into the net. Bomb Squad defeated Green Machine 8-0.

In the 9 p.m. match See You Next Monday took on Stick Hookers. The first half was all See You Next Monday. Their 3-0 run to end the first half is what helped them take a 6-1 lead over Stick Hookers into halftime. The second half was more of the same; See You Next Monday destruction. The second half was highlighted by See You Next Monday’s forward Amanda P. putting in four goals to add to her goal that she scored in the first half. See You Next Monday defeated Stick Hookers 10-5. Amanda P. is this week’s Field Player of the Week for scoring five of her team’s ten goals.

The 10 p.m. game between Oldie But Goodie and Black Diamonds was canceled

 

Bonus Championship Preview

The number three seed Triple B will be taking on the number four seed Rocking Chairs in the Monday Night Field Hockey championship. Both Triple B (4-1-1) and Rocking Chairs(4-2-0) pulled off upsets in their semi-final matchups to earn their spots in the championship. These two teams didn’t face off in the regular season so they won’t be familiar with how each other play. Watching these gladiators battle on the field next Monday night will be quite the treat, especially with pristine navy blue “Epic Center League Champions” t-shirts as the reward.

 

Next Week’s Schedule

6:00 p.m. Championship: #3 Triple B vs #4 Rocking Chairs

7:00 p.m. 3rd Place Game: #1 Excelsior vs #2 Ball Busters

8:00 p.m. Consolation: #5 Bomb Squad vs #6 See You Next Monday

9:00 p.m. Consolation: #7 Stick Hookers vs #9 Oldie But Goodie

10:00 p.m. Consolation: #8 Green Machine vs #10 Black Diamonds

 

See you by the timekeeper’s chair!