NARCh 2008, Saturday, July 26
Alex Morrison and Alex Dodt are a couple of the NARCh bloggers who are writing tournament updates. Here are two of the most recent offerings:
July 26, 2008
By Alex Morrison
In Da Club..... Division
These playas are worth more than 50-Cent, ya know? Saturday morning starts out rockin' at the Finals.
3 Pee Wee Club games featuring 6 closely matched up teams. This is what it is all about. The atmosphere in the building is rivaling that of some of the games in the 28 team divisions.
We are nearing the end of round robin play in the 4 Club divisions... this is going to be a great day! Team Hawaii is looking great in the Pee Wee Division. The Skills Competitions are later today.
I personally am glad to see these players out here giving their all. Quite a few of them are first year players. This experience should be one for them to cherish, win or lose, and hopefully keep them going in this great sport that we all love.
Keep checking the scores to see how your team is progressing here at the Finals.
By Alex Dodt
Friday night update
California reigns supreme; OC Blades win PeeWee, Kryptonics win Bantam.
Tour OC Blades and Black Ice faced off in this championship game. OCB absolutely dominated much of this game early on, Garrett Haar had 2 goals and an assist in leading the Blades to a 3-0 lead halfway through the game. Black Ice started their comeback with just over 3 minutes left in the game, 2 goals in the span of a minute turned the final seconds of the game into a frenzy. OCB wasn't able to clinch it with an empty net and Black Ice tied it up on a rebound goal with 8 seconds left.
OCB looked rattled but did not play like that in overtime. They controlled the play, got a few chances, and finally buried one a few minutes into the extra session to win the PeeWee Platinum title. OC's Haar was high scorer for the division and Nick Church was top goalie for them as well. A great NARCh return for OCB, they made it to the championship game of Atom, Mite, Squirt, and PeeWee Platinum. Not bad.
Rich Graham already wrapped this game up well in his blog so look there for the play by play. But, I just want to point out Andrew Barletta. He's an Arizona kid and he backstopped Kryptonics to the Bantam Platinum title. He also won Midget Platinum and High School, taking top goalie honors in both divisions.
Revision Vanquish finished up round robin with a 4-0 record, 25 goals for, and 0 goals against. I still don't think anyone can beat them. I bet someone will prove me wrong and I'll look dumb. We'll see...
The matchups for tomorrow are Tour St. Louis vs. Mission Snipers and Pama Cyclones vs. Tour Mudcats in the first round. Mission Syndicate and Revision Vanquish both received byes to the semifinals. This will be the focus of tomorrow culminating with the PRO final tomorrow night.
There's more going on, Men's Platinum has started, several club divisions going, and 35 & over too but no time to write anymore, I'll cover that tomorrow. Goodnight.
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