Daredevil tell Harley-Davidson to get off their lawn!
The geriatric squad of Daredevil Brewing Co. met the relatively youthful crew from Harley-Davidson of Indianapolis for their first match of the 2017 Indy GAA Pub League season. With the energetic legs of Lasky, Daum, Howenstine, and Tsang in the middle, H-D looked to run around their opponents on this sunny opening day. However, the veteran crew of Daredevil were able to use their energy wisely and come away with a handy 6-13 to 4-5 win.
The game wasn’t quite as close as the score suggests, with DD controlling the game throughout. Jeff Bennett and Josh McShane dominated upfront and were responsible for five goals, while James Cody and Jeremy Pugh made it a tough day for the HD defense. Henvey and Connolly worked hard to keep H-D off the board with some top notch defense, along with Riley, Kirkman, and Touhy shoring it up in front of goalie/captain Chris Bungard, who gave up a single goal on the day.
H-D made it a closer in the last five minutes once Daredevil put in their awful backup goalie, who quickly gave up three goals. Cabeen and Pike roamed the middle of the field and kept the legs of H-D honest. Rookies Michelle O’Connor (DD) and Jonathan Redman (H-D) made their league debuts and made their presence known.
H-D put in yeoman’s work throughout the match. Their defense of captain Wilson and others put up a game effort but were overmatched on the day. Up front, H-D had a hard time getting opportunities against a solid DD defense.