Co-Rec 2-Ball Soccer Fall 2008

Too Easy

(Alphabetical): Julianna Alex, Paul Alvarenga, Christine Cutry, Amanda Dietz, Kevin Frechette, Jacque (JD) Georger, Eileen Seffron, Craig Silver

 

Championship Game Summary
Too Easy 12, Mixing 11

The fall intramural season wrapped up with the annual 2-ball soccer tournament. This year’s field saw a record 24 teams compete in the tourney. In the end, one team made it look a little too easy. The aptly named team, Too Easy, breezed through pool play and never looked back to capture the title 12-11 over Mixing. Not to be minimized, several players from Too Easy had big game experience from Team Ramrod, last year’s 2-ball champion. Mixing & Too Easy advanced to the championship with convincing wins in their semifinal game played on the same night as the final. From the same pool, when the teams met in pool play, Too Easy nipped Mixing with the identical 12-11 score. Needless to say, Mixing looked for redemption, and they came out red hot to take an early lead with a hat trick from captain Jaime Mira. After exchanging goals, the score at the half was 6-3, pending penalty kicks. Mixing missed their only attempt, but Too Easy took advantage of the three kicks awarded to knot the score at 6.

In the 2nd half, the teams once again exchanged goals with four ties or lead changes in the first six minutes. Consecutive goals from Too Easy’s Amanda Dietz made it 10-8. At the end of regulation Too Easy led 11-9. As the officials convened to determine the total penalty kicks to be taken, the gym was filled with a unique mixture of intensity and anticipation. Mixing would be awarded five penalty kicks, and Too Easy would have three. After missing the first shot, Mixing found the back of the net to close the gap to 11-10. Following another miss, they scored the equalizer past Too Easy keeper JD Georger but missed the fifth and final attempt. The pressure now fell upon Too Easy; they needed to score on one of three attempts to capture the title. After a diving stop by Mixing keeper Alec Zebrowski on the first shot, Paul Alvarenga stepped up with the game on the line. He promptly blasted a shot into the upper left corner of the net to seal the 12-11 victory for Too Easy. Mixing came up one goal short as history repeated with another 12-11 win for Too Easy.

Mixing

(Alphabetical): Hubert De Briancon, Jaime Mira, Kathleen O'Connell,
Rachel Roberts, Jaclyn Somadelis, Costa Tsolirides, Amara Walsh,
Alec Zebrowski