February 28, 2016

No lead safe enough in wild game

A pair of seeing-eye goals by the Living Legend bookended a game that swayed on wide swings of momentum.

To set the table for Legend’s game-winning chip shot over Joker’s shoulder, his team twice battled back from deficits of four and three goals. They also gave away leads of their own.

“It was a back and forth battle all day today,” said Lak Attack, who was on the short end of the 17-16 final score.

Both teams showed resilience as they refused to succumb when the game’s momentum turned against them.

“It can be demoralizing,” said Cleveland, whose side battled back from 8-4 and 14-11 deficits. “If you keep pushing, stay at an even keel and hopefully the bounces start going your way.”

It also helps if the goalies are struggling.

Both Joker and Twizzler seemed to be fighting the ball at times, giving up easy goals before shutting the door for stretches at a time. Five quick unanswered goals that erased his side’s early four-goal advantage almost sent Joker on a self-imposed exile to the sidelines.

“Joker is a good goalie, so you’ve got to take advantage of those opportunities,” said Cleveland.

“They scored some quick goals and that was really a letdown for our team,” said Lak Attack.

At the other end, Twizzler seemed to be slightly hobbled for a stretch after he overextended his hip to make a brilliant toe save.

With little to choose between the sides, the decisive goal may have been as much a product of desire than a talent advantage.

“It comes down to who wants it,” said Lak Attack. “You might be working hard but the bounces have to come your way.”

“You just keep your head down and put the ball on the net,” said Cleveland.

Posted by jaysuburb at February 28, 2016 05:45 PM

I blame it on myself, too. What did I do?

Posted by: yakker at March 11, 2016 06:33 PM

I blame Lumberjack.

Posted by: Living Legend at March 9, 2016 10:48 PM

lol - awesome

I blame it on Yak.

Posted by: The Colonel at March 9, 2016 09:55 PM

No, seriously. I feel really bad. I let me temper get the best of me. I'm glad Lak was there to break it up and get the stick out of my hands.

Posted by: Wink at March 7, 2016 09:58 AM

Woh, sounds like I missed some pretty serious action!

Posted by: Living Legend at March 6, 2016 10:43 PM

Pretty good goose egg but all will be well. Hope the rest of the game was good!

Posted by: The Colonel at March 6, 2016 09:40 PM

Sorry, Colonel.

Posted by: Wink at March 6, 2016 02:15 PM

Looking forward to another good game tomorrow!

Posted by: The Colonel at March 5, 2016 07:09 PM

Looks like I may be a game time decision; waylaid by a cold.

Posted by: Living Legend at March 5, 2016 07:10 AM