(vol. 40W, no. 2; newsletter by r.n.)
editor's note: The Cap'n shoots from the hip ...
In one of the more poorly refereed matches in recent history, the Pirate joined forces with the Refs to hand the Lunch Ladies a 3-2 victory.
Despite the youthful exuberance of the Ladies, the venerable Pirates outworked them early and were rewarded with a goal when Dave's wrister snaked through a screen and past John Arena.
In the midst of being rewarded three powerplays to none, the Ladies tied the game. Despite the fairly rough play and a particularly blatant high stick to John Cassens, the diminutive Refs continued to swallow their whistles as if they were out on a Sunday night date.
The Pirates regained the lead when Russ batted in his own rebound early in the final period. With the Ladies pressure mounting — and frustration growing from a ridiculous, additional set of calls (including a deliberate offsides on a play contested at the blueline, WTF Vic?) — the Pirates turned the puck over twice and it ended-up costing two goals and a victory.
Great effort against a good team on a night they were to be had.
FOR THE RECORD
Attendance (players): Cassens, Farkas, Irausquin, LeMatty, Matthews, Nicolosi, Serkin, Currao (sub), Gesior (sub), Gucci (sub). Net: Harris.
Scratches: DiPierro, Hand, Newcomb.
Scoring: 1st period: 1-1 tie: Goal by Matthews (none). 3rd period: 2-1 Ladies: Goal by Nicolosi (none).
date of game: 3.07.10
1) DAVE MATTHEWS
For giving us the lead early-on (assist to Jameson's or whatever Dave was drinking before gametime at the St. Paddy's Day Parade).
2) BOBBY CURRAO
For staying and subbing.
Gucci pointed-out after the game that a certain Lunch Lady bore a startling resemblence to Bart Simpson when he removed his helmet. You be the judge.
(We admit this is a terrible photo, but the team camera was in the lost puck bag ... kiddiing.)