And here is the schedule:
first of all, we need a team name. ian has proposed "viking death rats" which i would ask your guys' opinion. if anyone out there has objection, and would like to propose another name, let me know asap. the second thing is practice time. i propose wed afternoon at 5. you should have fun, eh? --harryHere is the schedule of the first games:
field C Oct.19 Mon 7:30 field C Oct.22 Thu 6:30 field C Nov.4 Wed 5:30 field A Nov.11 Wed 7:30The Rats enter the field for the first time, 19 October 1992, and get a 6-1 victory (little fact that only a few may know: the first goal of the Rats was scored by Fabio Cozman...). By then the Rats adopt Green as their color. The Rats get a great sequence of games; they reach the play-offs. Some games are tougher than others: during a very violent game, a fight explodes; Dimitri is sent out of the field. Another game is won after a 1 hour overtime. The team is happy; here is a message sent before the play-offs:
ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK... here is my new idea of our offense and defense: 1. Greek goalie (Haralabos) 2. Two great walls: American wall (Richard and Andrew) Asia wall (Shinichi and George) 3. Three attack waves: Big wave (Onapas, Dimi, and Fabio) Fast wave (Bunsen, Ian, and Murphy) Dead wave (Harry, Gary and Steve) Tora, Tora, Tora... --harryThe Rats reach the quarterfinals. The quarterfinal game is, unfortunately, lost by the Rats to "Shooting Worms" by 3-4.
The refree made a mistake today. The guy that called me on Tuesday DID say that Dimitri was suspended just for a game, and he admitted the mistake. So we will play MONDAY on the same schedule (7:30), but on the following conditions: we play with the same team SUDDEN DEATH, and THEN we play the semifinal. Pretty tough, rats, but we will make it for sure. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO RAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTSSSSSSSS!!! Fabio CozmanAnd in fact, the Rats win the quarterfinal game after 1 hour of sudden death game, thanks to an extraordinary goal by Jim Rehg. But then, the Rats lose the semifinal game.
fabio cozman andrew gove charalambos athanassiou dimitrios apostolopoulos richard voyles george paul harry shum john murph charles thorpe john hancock jeffrey yang jim rehg bunsen wong todd jochem mark wheelerThis time, no luck: the season is played in a loser-is-out basis and the Rats lose their second game.
Harry Shum Mark Wheeler Jim Rehg Fabio Cozman Dimitri Bunsen Dirk Langer Andrew Gove John Hancock George Paul Ruhul Quddus Bill Niehaus Rich Voyles Charalambos Bala KumarThe season is tough; a record number of team participates in the League (56 teams). The Rats start with a couple of difficult victories, but then get a 7-0 in the third game. The Rats reach the play-offs, and then get a great 3-1 victory. But then the Rats have a very bad time during the quarterfinals and lose 1-2. In 5 games, we scored 16 goals and gave 5.
Harry Shum Andrew Gove Haralambos Dimitrious Fabio Cozman Rich Voyles George John Hancock Dave LaRose Bunsen Ruhul Atsushi Sconant Bill Niehaus Bala KumarThe Rats decide to play in the Intermediate League this time. The season starts with a loss, but the team recovers well and gets a number of excellent victories. The Rats reached the semifinals, and win 4-0; and then the Rats win the final, 5-1. Here is the message to the Rats:
HI all Rats, Yes, we are CCCCCC H H AAAAAA M M PPPPP I OOOOOO N N SSSSSS C H H A A MM MM P P I O O NN N S C HHHHHH AAAAAA M M M M PPPPP I O O N N N SSSSSS C H H A A M MM M P I O O N NN S CCCCCC H H A A M M P I OOOOOO N N SSSSSS We won the Intermediate Final yesterday, 5-1 (!!). Fabio Cozman
Harry Shum Bunsen Fabio Santiago Atsushi Bill Rich Voyles Marcel Becker John Hancock Mark Wheeler Dimitri Dirk Hui Zhang Bala Kumar George Paul Mark RavagliaBut unfortunately this time things do not go well. In the first game, the Rats are still slow and lazy from the summer, and lose (to a clearly inferior team) 1-4. After a number of great victories (and another defeat), the Rats come to discover that they will not make it to the playoffs. The team that defeated the Rats in the first game got its way into the playoffs due to that victory (rats!).
|Tuesday 4-2||8:45PM||Victory 3x1|
|Tuesday 4-9||8:00PM||Tie 0x0|
|Wednesday 4-17||6:30PM||Victory 2x0|
|Tuesday 4-23||8:00PM||Victory 3x2|
We got the second best record in the first-round games, therefore going to the playoffs:
|Quarterfinal: Tuesday 4-30||10:15PM||Victory 4x1|
|Semifinal: Wednesday 5-1||8:45PM||Tie 2x2; defeated in shoot-out 3x2|
|Final: Thrusday 5-2||8:45PM||---|
|Monday 10/28||6:30M||Victory 10-2|
|Monday 11/4||5:30PM||Victory 8-1|
|Monday 11/11||4:30PM||Cancelled (rain)|
|Wednesday 11/13||7:30PM||Victory (forfeit)|
Unfortunately, the Rats lose their first playoffs game, 3-2 (Sunday 11/17, 3PM).