Wednesday, December 30, 2009

scratchy start, terrific finish!

despite the awkward start and stop season that was, Fall 09 finished with Mama Zu taking 2nd place. New players dynamically added depth and width to our game. Matt, Andrew, Carlos, and Josh integrated themselves seamlessly. Nice job gents! Now, about our season ending dinner....

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mamma Zu vs MSFC Sunday Sept 12th

First game of the season and we had a little rust, a little adjustment to some new faces but we came away with a point. MSFC is a group of experienced Masters that played real well. Superb goal tending by their team kept the Zu from getting anywhere in the first half. They scored 2 goals quickly. We got our rhythm together and put together some counter attacks and Tomaso had a finesse pass lofting over their huge defenders and Yoni there for a header to make our first mark a beauty right past the tenders futile but brave efforts at a save. Meanwhile, Brien goes for a header and one of their defenders goes for his head instead of the ball. Blood all over again like last years opener. Brien goes off wondering if his #13 jersey might be bad luck for someone else next time. 2-1 half. We did not give up and came back at half strong. We noticed them slow down in the second half and our defense and goal tending kept is in the game. Matt got taken down but an over zealous defender and scored a beautiful free kick sailing over the goalies' hands and curving into the right upper corner to tie. Matt had a second chance and scored from the left side with another pretty kick that the keeper had no play on. Time is marching on and MSFC are pressing. They find a hole in a cluster around our goalie Joao and the ball ends up in the back of the net with our defense all taking the blame. We are a humble modest bunch back there ready to take the responsibility. We will take the tie and be happy about it, because this was a very good team and they will fight us for position all season I am sure. Good luck MSFC and great played match all around. 3-3 tie. Matt 2 goals, Yoni 1 goal. Tomaso 1 assist.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fall 09 New Season, New Division!

Our Scrimages against Edo was... apparently more challenging than we thought it would be...losing in our first scrimage and tieing the second one. The old guys make up in guile, cunning and some elbows what they lack in speed...apparently.

Also, a shout out to Spoccer for scrimaging with us and giving us a terrific run!

Looking ahead:
we are excited about our first game this Sunday, 9/13 and for the fall season, we have several new players!
Josh Wroniewicz, Carlos, Matt Grove, Andrew Ashwer. Did anyone tell these guys that the initiation to the team involve lining up against the wall and having the team take turns blasting the ball towards their...balls? hmmm...

Our roster is still in a little flux so stay tuned for updates!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Summer season ends

Congrats to Pine St.! We finished in 2nd place with 8-2-1 record and one of the highest goal differentials in the entire league!

Looking ahead to the end of season Tournament starting August 3rd with every reason to believe we can win it all the way! Please come out and support us! Of course, schedule is posted on the

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Pine St. Barber
Summer league 09

Roster: Adrian, Cosmin, Greg, Josh W. Josh M. Paul Z. James J. Les, Andrew, Tibor, Joab, Jake, and Manuel.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Spring 09 6th division champions

Michael: Team captain Spring 09. Way to go!

Past and current Mama Zu'ers

Great times. Chris: nice haircut!