A's Finish First...and Second   Subscribe via RSS

01/04/2010 10:31 PM : BAAC Headquarters

 

Alliance VS Boston Avenue Athletic Club

Boston Avenue Athletic Club Headquarters- The B.A.A.C. reserves have won the first division...again. This didn't come as a surprise to anyone (fourth title in as many seasons). What did shock the league a bit was the fact that the first team equaled it's highest ever top flight finish by coming in second. A #1, #2 sweep. Beautiful.

Securing second spot in the tables meant the A's had to defeat bitter rivals DTU. Add in that one year ago the A's won their first ever league title at DTU's expense in the season finale and the tables were once again set for one of the country's fiercest matches.

The man of the match contest was settled after about 20 minutes. The opposition's goalkeeper made literally 25 saves in the first 20 minutes and just when the A's began to get frustrated, DTU scored and compounded the situation. The Athletic's continued to pressure, and drew level ten minutes before the half. Just before the break a new applicant for  "Goal of the year" arrived. Josh "Hat trick Hamilton" Knipfer gave the A's the lead when his outside of the right footed bomb found the top corner of the net from 30 yards out.

Halftime 2-1

The second continued to be a one man show. That man...Lawrence Dill. 'Who's Lawrence Dill?' you may ask. Well Lawrence Dill is the gloveless magician that kept the B.A.A.C. at bay all evening long. Stat-tracker's official save count saw Dill record 631 saves.

"The score could have easily been eight or ten to one." said injured winger Jordan McKenzie

"It had to have been the finest performance from a man wearing no gloves, a do-rag, under armour, and football cleats ever."

Meanwhile Eamon Henson was fighting another battle. His battle was one with concentration. At 2-1 the game was by no means over. Henson needed to remain sharp, and in the final 15 minutes he was exactly that. Henson pulled off two quality saves to help retain the A's one goal advantage. With a few minutes left recent 'call-up' and reserve team Captain Brian McCurdy iced the game and broke his maiden with one swing of his right boot.

A fitting end to a triumphant campaign for the club. Your B.A.A.C. Athletics...1st...and 2nd place. Banquet dates and times forthcoming.

FINAL SCORE
3
1
Starting Lineup

Eam. Henson


J. Knipfer

R. Harrison

G. McKenna

D. Pennington


A. Kern

B. McCurdy

M. McFeely

P. Ryan


J. Ganus

S. Dalesandro


Game Subs
Coach
Charlton


Man of the Match
Patrick Ryan (1)

BAAC Goals
S. Dalesandro(11) at 35 Minutes (P. Ryan)
J. Knipfer(1) at 43 Minutes (P. Ryan)
B. McCurdy(1) at 87 Minutes

BAAC Goalie Stats
Goalie Minutes Played Saves Goals Allowed W-L-T
E. Henson 90 5 1 WIN

BAAC Cards
Yellows Reds
None None