Indoor Soccer

Week 5- Hate It or Love It

Sportsman of The Week: Cody Spencer
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Team of The Week:  Super Heroes In Training
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Player of The Week: Jose Casillas-Cobain 
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Team Record Stange's Standings

 The Smurfs Part 4

5-0-0

 

Rush Lyfe

4-1-0

 

Super Heroes In Traing 

3-1-0

 

Goal Diggers

3-2-0

 

Big City Alcooliques

3-2-0

 

Tuck Fad

1-4-0  

 The Accountants 

1-4-0

 

Free Agents

0-4-0

 

Hot Spurs

0-4-0

 

 

0-0-0

 

 

 

Week 4-No Limit

Sportsman of The Week: Layla Lyman
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Team of The Week:  Rush Lyfe
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Player of The Week: Tristan Jackson
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Team Record Stange's Standings

 The Smurfs Part 4

4-0-0

The league’s only remaining undefeated team pushed their adversaries around at will yet again in week 4, with three very familiar names on the scoresheet. However, the goal of the game comes from a player more likely to influence the game with his leadership and defensive efforts. Captain Tim Hillman got the ball rolling with a long-distance belter which seemingly glided just above the hardwood from near half court into the bottom corner, stunning even the officials who had a perfect view of the goal of the season candidate.

Super Heroes In Training 

3-1-0

What seemed a below average performance for the heroes still proved to aid them in their quest for intramural glory through a 2-0 battle for victory in week 4. Balanced, controlled play remains the name of the game as they passed around, through, and past the opposition until they found the opportunities to convert possession to goals. A bye in week 5 perhaps gives them time to further strengthen their superior tactics.

Rush Lyfe

2-1-0

The bye week didn’t affect RUSH’s rankings but surely provided them with the rest they need to make a push for the top of the standings this week against the cold Hot Spurs.

Goal Diggers

2-2-0

The Diggers made their win look fun and casual last week, inciting the mercy rule for their second time this season. No surprise in who dug most of the goals, Ivan Lumbrano strolled down the court and blasted six past the goalkeeper to seal a dominant performance, with Alejandra Garcia-Zamora supplementing through multiple assists and a goal of her own. Their matchup against the defensively-sound Tuck Fad will be one to watch in week 5.

Big City Alcooliques

2-1-0

The Alcooliques faced the league’s top team in week 4 and didn’t falter, keeping the Smurfs within a few goals but were unable to climb back from the deficit. Ryen Wagner will hope to continue his goal-scoring form as he has found the net in consecutive games, and Florent Auteuil’s influence on the game coming out of the goal will be the key to returning to winning ways as it was in previous weeks.

Tuck Fad

1-2-0

Unfortunately, their hard work during the bye has been made obsolete, as Tuck Fad slides back to the six ranking for week 5. Granted, they faced one of the league’s top teams in week 4, and held them to a season low two goals, exhibiting their defensive organization and strength. They’ll hope to utilize this defensive prowess to even more effect in week 5 against the red-hot Goal Diggers offense who mercy-ruled their previous opponents.

 The Accountants 

1-3-0

A hard-fought battle in week 4 for the Accountants sees them making their first debit to the victory column for the year! Kyle Brown continued to lead from the front, providing two of the team’s three goals as Captain Riley Mitchell set the team up for success with his work keeping the other team out of their own net, conceding a season-low two goals. A matchup against Big City in week 5 leaves little room for liabilities on the field - time to prove themselves again.

Hot Spurs

0-3-0

Hot Spurs were outnumbered and outperformed in their week 4 loss, but this should be no indication of coming weeks. Despite their second straight mercy rule bringing a close to the match, the Spurs showed hot flashes where they threatened the opposition on the front foot, but a lack of conversion on one end let them fall behind on the defensive. Captain Austin Gregory and baller Izik Mineros will hope to turn things around for their side against RUSH this week.

Free Agents

0-3-0

Our team which was least organized in its creation yet is most organized in its operation fell just shy of what was seemingly lining up to be their first victory in week 4. Pre-game warmups and a pep talk from captain Obi Anyanwu set them up for success, but they were met with an unproven and bloodthirsty Accountants team that just edged them 3-2. Two goals from Mohammed Alda suggest they may want to get the ball on this guy’s foot more when they’re on the attack…

 

0-0-0

 

 

Week 3- All I Do Is WIn

Sportsman of The Week: Inger Smuts
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Team of The Week:   Free Agents
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Player of The Week: Kyle Brown
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Team Record Stange's Standings

 The Smurfs Part 4

3-0-0

An attacking front trio reminiscent of an intramural Liverpool attack continues its dominance with a week three victory, sharing five goals between Dennis Huggenberger, Ramiro Medina, and Marc Quezada. Their quick transitions from back to front make sure other teams don’t press too high without being punished, and the only thing able to slow them down or stop them to this point is their own over-anxiousness to attack.

 Big City Alcooliques

2-0-0

 The high-flying and fast paced Alcooliques were too much for their opponent in week three, putting seven in the back of the net while down a player. It would be wise for them to recruit another female to reach their full potential, especially for their upcoming game against the reigning Smurfs, although their record suggests it may not be necessary. Intense effort from Hitachi Hu and Ryan Wagner seems to make up for the missing player.

 Super Heroes In Training 

2-1-0

The Super heroes proved their power(s) yet again, sharing seven goals among five different players and a sixth providing two assists. When all six players on the field are involved in the attack, it’s a difficult task for any team to keep up with. Experience and teamwork shone as they pass the ball around, past, and through opposing defenses, and Tuck Fad should be prepared for a 40 minute war this week.

 Rush Lyfe

2-1-0

RUSH showed their quality and depth yet again in a solid showing against the Agents in week three. What was an entertaining and hard-fought game turned out positively for the flyin’ Hawaiians as recurring goal-scorer Gabe Nauden was matched by teammates Andre Petrus and Luisa Virgen, who slammed a weak-footed volley in with grace. A bye week leaves their ranking up in the air for the near future but this top-half team won’t go far.

Tuck Fad

1-1-0

Utilizing the bye week to full advantage, Tuck Fad moved up from the six to the five position. An extra week of rest may give them the edge they need against the Superheroes this week.

Goal Diggers

1-2-0

A tough loss to the league leaders last week where they were unable to get their usual offensive mojo going will not be definitive of the Diggers. Despite the onslaught they were up against, they still found the back of the net twice, through Ivan Lumbrano and Sarah Mendez. Expect the defense to tighten up and the goals to keep coming for this potentially underrated team.

 Free Agents

0-2-0

This well-rounded squad will feel they don’t belong in this position, and they may be right. Two narrow losses in their first two games leave them in the middle of the winless teams at the bottom of the table, but results are surely to come in near weeks as this group continues to build its chemistry and play-style. A battle against their bottom-ranked counterparts this week may ignite the spark we’ve seen, and team captain Obinna Anyanwu will hope to fuel the fire for weeks to come.

Hot Spurs

0-2-0

The Hot Spurs’ defeat in week 3 against a revamped S.H.I.T. will not be telling of their season, as the #8 team was outnumbered and overwhelmed by the league vets. Their small roster is not to be underestimated, however, as they demonstrated their talent in short spurts throughout the match before the mercy rule went into effect. A mid-table clash with the Goal Diggers could be what they need to get hot this season.

 The Accountants

0-3-0

 The league’s foremost group of analysts accounted for 5 goals in week three, being led from the front by Kyle Brown and Cole Washburn in what would have been an impressive showing had they not conceded 7. They look to bounce back this week after the disappointing loss in which they played well and arguably should have earned a better result, and will hope to deny the Free Agents their first win of the season.

 

0-0-0

 

 

Week 2- High Horse

Sportsman of The Week: Colby Kalisek
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Team of The Week:   The Smurfs Part 4 
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Player of The Week: Ivan Lumbrano
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Team Record The Stange Report

 The Smurfs Part 4

2-0-0

The league’s longest active and only undefeated team tops the power rankings for week 3. An absolute battle for victory in week 2 proved their resolve and experience to crawl back from a 2-0 deficit at half-time. Quarterback/goalie Joe Zimmerly will hope to continue distributing from the back to create chances and put opposition on the back foot for this well-rounded side, and we have yet to see their full roster. Much like Smurf Village, a win against this team will be hard to find.

 Big City Alcooliques

1-0-0

 The tennis squad cemented their place in the heart of the power rankings with a goal-scoring deuce from Hitachi Hu (including a bodacious 2nd half back-heel), giving them the advantage over the league’s newest team in their season opener. Proven athletic ability makes this squad a tough opponent for any team to face for 40 minutes, and will hope to continue their good form against the Accountants this week.

 RUSH lyfe

1-1-0

Their week 2 loss may be their only, as they fell in a narrow 4-5 game against the only team ranked higher than them. Gabe Nauden’s jaw-dropping hat-trick wasn’t quite enough to lift them from defeat, but his role in their high-powered offense will surely continue and bring victory in upcoming matches. With JV players waiting to get in the action as well, RUSH should enjoy lyfe near the top of the rankings for much of the season.

 Goal Diggers

1-1-0

 A week 1 loss for the Goal Diggers seems like a trifling stat, indeed, as they rebounded with 10 goals in 30 minutes against their week 2 opposition. A revamped roster with additions Ivan Lumbrano (six goals) and Alejandra Garcia-Zamora is looking too much for any defense to handle, especially since they were talented and experienced beforehand. You can tell these guys rock.

 Super Heroes In Training

1-1-0

Another familiar and experienced side, the S.H.I.T. looked cool and deadly in week 2 despite missing their usual game-runner, Ulises Castro. Calculated first-half finishes from Eric Mejia set the early precedent and they would pile on two more goals, one of which through co-captain Colby Kalisek, who also had a solid showing. Not sure how much more training these heroes need because they looked super.

Tuck Fad

1-1-0

 A tough loss in week 2 leaves this trendy squad sitting at a solid win percentage of .500 heading into their week 3 bye. Their rapid and powerful attacking style fueled by the imposing John Basmajian granted them several chances against a strong opponent, but were unfortunately only able to convert one into a goal. Tuck Fad’s week 4 opponents should be prepared for a fearsome return as they try to prove that losing was just a fad.

 Hot Spurs

0-1-0

 We haven’t seen the Spurs since they faced Voldemort in week one, so don’t count them out in the #7 position. Their tough upcoming game against the Super Heroes in Training should be a good determination of their true “power,” since through the first two weeks they have played the one team that no longer exists and had their bye. They’re well-rested so don’t sleep on them.

 Free Agents

0-1-0

 The league’s team that is most in need of a name change and females put up a valiant effort in their season opener this past week, but fell just short of what would have been an impressive opening statement. Despite the narrow 2-1 loss, the future is bright for the Agents with their clear experience and unmatched squad depth. One more girl and they’re set!

 The Accountants

0-2-0

 The Accountants’ return to indoor soccer has been less than graceful thus far, but the league has high hopes for this spirited and competitive group of bookkeepers. They look to bounce back this week after a disheartening loss to the Goal Diggers, and will hope to shore up their defense and continue to build on their attack which netted twice in their defeat.

 

0-0-0

 

 

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