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Squirrels steal a tie against game Team Flyte May 21, 2010

Posted by Joshua Sophy in Uncategorized.

WILKES-BARRE — On a night when the Squirrels clearly weren’t focused on the button, the team was still able to manage a hard-fought tie, 4-4, with Team Flyte during Thursday’s Anthracite Curling Club Summer League division showdown.

The Squirrels scored two points in the 5th end and conservatively secured the draw with another point in the 6th to complete a three-point comeback. As the clock struck 10 p.m. on the wall of the Ice Rink at Coal Street Complex, the tie along with Team RAMROD’s win over another Buckwheat Division rival, MLC, meant the Squirrels sit alone in first place today. Division winners advance to the League playoffs in August. The Squirrels are off next Thursday (May 27) and return to the ice on June 1 before the league takes a two-week hiatus.

After taking a 1-0 lead into the 2nd end, the Squirrels found everything but the house for three ends, rarely wasting a rock, but unable to find the right speed or curl to make more accurate shots. In the 3rd end, the Squirrels looked as though they had at least three points, but a clever shot from the opposing Vice Skip knocked two Squirrels’ rocks from the house and they had and held shot-rock.

The Squirrels conceded two more points in the 4th end. It was suddenly a 4-1 deficit and little time remained. Arguably the team’s best player all night, Lead Anne Friedman got the 5th end started with two nice shots, and Second Josh Stoffregen shook off earlier rust and began making life difficult for Team Flyte shooters. By the end, the Squirrels earned two in the end, and then erased the hammer’s impact when Skip John Flyte missed his shot at the Squirrels well-hidden shot-rock in the 6th.

May 20 boxscore
1 2 3 4 5 6 Final
Blind Squirrels
1 0 0 0 2 1 4
Team Flyte 0 1 1 2 0 0 4


1. Justin - May 22, 2010

I love the blog and the photo…I’m from Schoolhouse Rocks and can’t wait until we face off together.

Joshua Sophy - May 22, 2010

We’ll be ready, Justin. Thanks for the nice comment. Look for a similar League blog soon.

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