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Squirrels start slowly, lose second straight draw June 29, 2010

Posted by Joshua Sophy in Uncategorized.

No one is ready to hit the panic button just yet.

The Blind Squirrels dropped consecutive draws for the first time since the exhibition season last week in a 5-2 loss to WINOs. For the opponent, it was a third-straight win and a new lease on the season.

For the Squirrels, the loss was combined with two favorable results from division foes and team is miraculously still in first place of the Buckwheat Division.

Like countless weeks prior, the Squirrels started slowly and this week, could never fully recover. After a scoreless first end, the inability to manage a tricky ice on Sheet 1 resulted in a 3-0 deficit after two ends.

In the team’s first loss of the season the previous week, the Squirrels got behind Schoolhouse Rocks! 4-0 after the first end. Though they were able to eventually score enough to make an ill-fated comeback in that game, the offense against WINOs just wasn’t there.

The Squirrels were unable to score again in 3rd end, and found themselves down 4-0 for the second week in a row. Finally, the shooters were able to figure out what deliveries would be most successful, but they couldn’t manage any multiple-point rounds.

Getting as close as 4-2 after five ends, the Squirrels were sitting on at least two points in the 6th when WINOs Skip Lyle Kerrick stuck his first shot right on the button. Squirrels Skip Joshua Sophy was only able to bump Kerrick’s stone a few inches from that button as his last rock peeled out of the house.

“We can’t get too down after this loss. We got some help around the league tonight and we’re still in a good spot to make the playoffs. We’re going through some changes right now, and still have four more games to get this right,” Sophy said.



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