Sunday, November 10, 2013

WAFC Pool Play: 11.09.13

:Game 1:
0-0, 1-0, 4-2, 4s, 6-7, 8-7, 8s, 9-10, 10s, 11-10, 13-11, win 14-11 versus Ultimallers.

Sludge began with a break which buoyed the low expectations entering the game. Morning wind conditions plus fresh legs favored Sludge's defense forcing of multiple throws. The one and only time the D changed to person (3-2), created a turn and a score.

Cuts to open space during point and efficiency near the end zone powered Sludge O. David-to-Matthew-to-Rachel, 1-0; Brian's zippy flick to Nigel, 2-2; Russ' rundown shoestring catch, 5-4; Michael's "honey pass"[HP] to Rachel, 6-4; Bucci and Christy assisted for the next score, 7-7.

Up one at half (8-7), Sludge traded points until Sludge went up 12-10. David's denials of deep throws facilitated the next brown points, win 14-11.

The next two games were rematches from spring 2013 pool play...

:Game 2:
0-0, 0-1, 2s, 4s, 6-4, 7-8, 8s, 9s, 11-9, 12s, 13-12, loss 13-15 versus Sundays at Six.

What a close game throughout - a tied score 9 times. While Sludge's early cuts were denied, red zone execution was excellent. Nigel's tip catch, 1-0; Mike's "HP" to Christy, 2s; Matthew's backhand to Sarah, 3s; Andrew score to Brian, 4-3; Charlie to Sarah; 6-5.

The diminished wind and S@6's catch-and-throw movement perplexed Sludge's zone. Plus, the inability to contain and defend downfield throws hurt Sludge.

Sludge took its first second-half lead with a score from Steve to Nigel, 9-8; Brian snagged a Callahan, 10-9; Nigel threw a BACKHAND to Rachel, 11-9; Michael to Mike; 13-12.

At 13s, Sludge turned over the disc and, eventually, the lead. Loss 13-15.

:Game 3:
0-0, 6-0, 6-3, 8-3, 9-6, 11-7, win 15-7 versus Pignition.

Playing a mix of 4:3 & 5:2, Sludge flowed to a 6-0 lead. Nigel to Sarah, 2-0; Charlie's high-release two-handed helicopter to Russ, 3-0; Mike's no-spin hammer to Michael, 5-0.

After David's S-curve pull and Russ' 1-yard incompletion into the turf meant for Christy, Sludge dropped the next 3 points. Steve righted the ship by throwing a score to take half; 8-3.

Sludge carved up Pig' thanks to open receivers - Andrew to Henry to Bucci, 10-6; Michael to Henry to Russ, 11-7. Win, 15-7.

#2 out of 4 in Pool C. Advance to next week's tournament.

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