Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
Chain over Doublewide 17-12
In this morning’s game in the Czech Republic, Chain Lightning commenced power pool play with a 17-12 victory over US regional rival Doublewide.
Mark Poole catches vs. Doublewide | photo via nzsnaps.com
On-the-scene report from Mark Swanson: “Playing in windy, cold, and occasionally rainy weather, Chain was down one or two to Doublewide during the entire first half of the game. At the start of the second half, the body language of several Doublewide players showed they were tight and nervous. Chain put constant pressure on defense and asserted themselves offensively, winning the game, 17-12. Jolian’s deep floating pulls into the wind allowed Chain’s defense to aggressively challenge DW’s first or second throws. Asa crashed into an iron rail along the sidelines injuring his knee but expects to be back on the field for tomorrow’s games.”
A look at the stats (from the tremendously thorough WUCC online scoreboard) shows the game not swinging the ATL’s way till late, when a 4 goal run (the last 3 by the defense) closed out the game from 13-12. The offense was only broken once, going an outstanding 11 for 12 when receiving. Individual leaders look to have been Dylan Tunnell with 4 assists, and AJ Tiarsmith, Asa Wilson, Paul Vandenberg, and Peter Dempsey with 3 assists and/or goals scored each (Doublewide’s Kiran Thomas, who’ll be joining Chain after this tournament, scored 3 goals for the Texans).