Team Dugan & Voland Delights in Hurling Version of Swift Justice*
What a great day we had to begin the 2017 Pub League season. Thanks to all club officials, volunteers and refs who made it happen!
Team D&V, despite showing some signs of winter rust, earned a hard-fought victory over Connors Pub on a scoreline of 1-14 to 2-08. Paul Earwood took the unenviable task of manning the goals and a fine job he did (even finding time to devise an Enigma-like secret puck out code). Mike Dugan, in his first outing, showed great promise for one so young! Loran Horan was his usual tenacious self (ask anyone he guarded for a more detailed account).
David Littlejohn showed he is equally adept on both ends of the floor; denying Connors on the defensive side while persisting to score a fine goal on offense. Ian Corbett shipped some heavy tackles but bounced up quickly every time to shore up the D&V defense. Ian Heraty floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee around the middle third, chipping in some great long-range scores. Jacob Owens was a savior to the elder statesmen on the team with his speed and clever touches on the ball.
Jackson Charles used that former linebacker fearlessness to be in the right position time after time (in the post-game interview for ESPN, he gave credit to his sister for his emerging hurling prowess). Kyle Griffith displayed all the wily veteran moves, delivering several much needed points, while his veteran compatriot, Louie Landman, despite recovering from a Zika-Typhoid-Gout combo, found the energy to play both offense and defense (#agelesswonder).
On the Connors side, they had great contributions on offense from Brian Church, Teddy Jorgenson, Kasey Samson and Dylan Harmison, as well as an unknown rookie offensive recruit – he looked a lot like Joey Landman, but that’s impossible. In goal, Kelsey Alcorn’s heart rate never got into double figures (she has her own line of “Keep Calm” t-shirts & mugs). Erin Mulryan, David Gartzke, Tyler Fenwick and Reid Smith were defensive rocks upon which many a D&V raid crashed, while Joe Witkowski and Keegan Sourwine took the fight to D&V with intensity around the middle of the park.
Finally, to Josh from Smoking Iron – thanks for being willing to help us out…appreciate it!