ELLT 2012 – Soccer

Once again, the East Luray Liars Triathlon started with an exhibition soccer stage, with teams determined by The Commissioner. After some necessary penalty kick  warm-ups and taunts,

the match got underway, with the Red/Blue team’s 4th goal marking the end of the first half (with the score 4-3). Overall, the level of play was considerably better than years past, as evidenced by this video.

In the second half, both teams adjusted strategeries, with the Red/Blue team changing goalies and the White team changing the way they shot the ball. The Red/Blue team brought Jason Madden from keeper to midfielder and he scored twice in the second half (including a squeaker to the low post that had the graceful trajectory of a knuckle ball). In contrast, the White team decided to aim most of their second-half shots directly at the goalie. Eric Marshall, defending the Red/Blue goal, made some Tuukka Raskian saves, but he was also gifted a few inexplicable shots, including on a 4-against-only-the-goalie breakaway.

After a total of about 50 minutes playing time and roughly 3 miles of running, the final score was 9-5 Red/Blue team, a misleadingly lopsided result after a good match. Most importantly, soccer sweated all of The Knot and other evils out of us before rock climbing.

and, yeah, the shoes made all the difference


One response to “ELLT 2012 – Soccer

  1. Pingback: Handicapping the 2013 Field: Eric Lapham | East Luray Liars

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