October 30, 2016

Kid's crease comeback confounds combatants

It’s been so long since Kid last strapped on the goalie pads, he almost forgot how.

By the end of Sunday’s half-court game, the rest of the roadsters may have wished the comeback creaseminder wasn’t wearing any equipment at all as Kid made several stellar saves to rob scoring chances from both teams.

“I don’t think we got many rebounds,” said Bam Bam, whose side fought back from a three-goal deficit, squandered their own lead then won it 10-9 with a seeing-eye shot by Ohio in sudden death. “You’ve got to credit Kid; he kept us guessing.”

“He was moving well,” said Lak Attack. “He was picking up the shots and he was tracking well.”

Kid, who’s returned to the courts this season after a years-long hiatus, was a surprise starter. The upstart backstop said he couldn’t even remember the last time he’d played net.

That sent opposing forwards aquiver with anticipation of a prolific day.

“We knew we just had to get lots of shots, test him out,” said Bam Bam. “We tried that, created traffic, went for rebounds.”

“You’ve got to get lots of shots on him, challenge him early,” said Lak Attack. “You’ve got to let him know he’s not in for an easy game.”

Instead, it was those forwards who got a reality check.

The veteran lineup of Lak Attack, Colonel and Wink used their big shots to soften the neophyte netminder and establish an early advantage.

But Bam Bam and his mates used some ball luck and nifty passing to battle their way back.

“It’s all about momentum,” said the power forward. “I think we got some lucky breaks and momentum was on our side.”

That momentum, and some wearying veteran legs, forged them into a three-goal lead of their own.

“We lost our legs in that second half for a bit,” said Lak Attack of his side’s mid-game swoon.

But the underdogs were wary. They knew the veterans wouldn’t go quietly without a battle.

“With half-court games, you’ve just got to keep it close,” said Bam Bam. “We knew they were going to come back.”

The veterans battle back from a 9-6 deficit with three straight goals before Bam Bam redirected the Living Legend’s cross-crease pass right to the stick of Ohio, who buried it past Kid.

“it’s disappointing,” said Lak Attack of his side’s sudden setback. “We were close, but they buried their chances at the end.”

Posted by jaysuburb at October 30, 2016 07:54 PM
Comments

On my way. Be there at 1045

Posted by: Joker at November 6, 2016 10:27 AM

See you at 10:30 roadsters!

Looking forward to a fun game!

Posted by: The Colonel at November 6, 2016 09:17 AM

The sun is out!

Posted by: Living Legend at November 6, 2016 09:13 AM