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09/02/2010 4:10 PM : BAAC Headquarters
BAAC VS Barons

Boston Avenue Athletic Club Headquarters- The B.A.A.C. began it's 12th season Sunday against a new club called the Barons. The match took place in West Tulsa at Ziegler Park where the meth and underprivileged flow like the salmon of Capistrano.

The A's pre-season schedule was busier than ever having played three matches prior to the season opener. The match practice was evident as the A's were livelier and more cohesive as a unit than their younger counterparts. Though the first half produced few clear cut chances, the B.A.A.C. were clearly the more potent side. New boy and former reserves captain Brian McCurdy was a constant nuisance in midfield (for both teams) on his "official" first team debut and saw two well struck left footed drives blocked by the opposition. By the time the first half whistle blew the other team could be heard muttering reassuring phrases like "about time" and "fuck".

Halftime: 0-0...advantage A's

The second half was a back and forth affair and in the 61st minute the Barons took their first lead in club history as the Athletic's failed to deal with a crossed ball. At 1-0 the A's continued to apply pressure and twelve minutes later that pressure paid off. The Baron's goalkeeper was unable to connect with a bouncing ball just outside the box and Sonny Dalesandro comfortably slotted the equalizer into an empty net. Six minutes later recently recalled reserve Kevin Drouillard saw his cross/shot take a fortuitous deflection into the Barons goal. 2-1. At 2-1, the Barons were totally against the ropes when Paul Johnson's shot hit this ridiculously redundant cross beam in the inside of the goal.

"The ref did what refs do best...fuck up calls", said a bewildered Paul Johnson

Though the goal did not stand, the moral damage had already been inflicted and the B.A.A.C. held on for six more minutes and locked up the first three points of the season.

Starting Lineup

Kev. Coleman

J. Knipfer

R. Harrison

G. McKenna

B. Aycock

J. Christian

B. Fell

A. Kern

J. McKenzie

B. Macha

S. Dalesandro

Game Subs
K. Drouillard
E. Henson
P. Johnson
B. McCurdy

Man of the Match
Justin Christian (1)

BAAC Goals
S. Dalesandro(1) at 73 Minutes (B. McCurdy)
K. Drouillard(1) at 79 Minutes (B. McCurdy)

BAAC Goalie Stats
Goalie Minutes Played Saves Goals Allowed W-L-T
K. Coleman 45 2 0 None
E. Henson 45 2 1 WIN

BAAC Cards
Yellows Reds
None None

Other Results
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