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!
FOR THE RECORD
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
1) DAN DIPIERRO
For 2 goals on the night.
2) RUD IRAUSQUIN
For somehow finding the 5th dimension and getting a puck beneath John Arena in a space that didn't exist.
3) ED GESIOR
For playing through the pain as he kept himself going after blocking a shot to the knee.