(vol. 42S, no. 9; newsletter by r.n.)
editor's note: The Captain files this report from the tarmac ....
Greeting from JetRock! At Philly airport. I think I used up all my bad lunch analogies the last time we played the infamous Lunch Ladies so perhaps it's best we stick to the game.

To start it was a pretty peaceful affair until the Pirates earned themselves a lead and held it for awhile. The Ladies started looking more like the Angry Janitors after a food fight in the Cafeteria. Their anger was mostly targeted at refs Vincent and Dave, who were struggling to keep this roughly contested affair under control. The abuse got a bit heavy, but never got out of hand with Papa Bobby patrolling the scorers box.

Lematty took things into his own hands when Harris got a late poke on a tardy whistle in the 1st period and then we were in a battle. To our credit we kept our heads, took advantage of miscues and earned a pleasantly surprising victory. Dan lead all goal scorers and had the final one of the night after winning a faceoff into the open net to seal the deal. Rud worked hard for one that turned out to be the gamewinner. Glenn got us started off with a
lightning fast goal in the opening :18 seconds of the game to give us the quick 1-0 lead (on a nice feed from John). I tallied on my own rebound and John put in a shorthander that noticeably deflated the Ladies. And that's all she wrote. The defense was stellar all night as Joe and Harris lead the way. Ed gets a Purple Heart for going down and blocking a shot from short range then, after icing for awhile, came back and contributed to the thwarting of any late heroics from the Ladies.

Wow ... nice win!

Attendance (players): Cassens, DiPierro, Farkas, Hand, Irausquin, LeMatty, Nigro
, Gesior (sub). Net: Harris.
Scratches: Newcomb, Southworth (AWOL).
Injured Reserve: Gucci (season, bicep), Serkin (season, wrist).
Scoring: 1st period: 2-1 Pirates: Goals by Farkas (Cassens, Nicolosi); DiPierro (Nicolosi); Irausquin (Nigro), PPG. 3rd period: 6-2 Pirates: Goals by Nicolosi (none); Cassens (none), SHG; DiPierro (none), empty net.
date of game: 8.22.10

WON 6-2


For 2 goals on the night.

For somehow finding the 5th dimension and getting a puck beneath John Arena in a space that didn't exist.

For playing through the pain as he kept himself going after blocking a shot to the knee.