In just three weeks of play, there have already been more than a handful of games decided in the last shot of the last end, and that trend continued on Friday night as two more draws were decided at the death.
Also, Team Piatt has now eclipsed its win total from last year by defeating Team Grassi in the battle of Fell Conference unbeatens. Here are the recaps and scoring from Week 3 of the 2011 Spring/Summer League:
Happy Hour 11, Goody’s 1
Eddie Perrino’s team scored six points in the first three ends to take control of its draw against Goody’s, finishing strong with an 11-1 win.
After surrendering a point the 4th, Happy Hour struck with three points holding the hammer in the 5th.
MLC 5, Cracked Ice 4
MLC broke the hearts of winless Cracked Ice in the 6th and final end, scoring three points for a 5-4 win.
The teams traded points the entire draw, with Ted Karampilas’ side striking first in the 1st with a point.
Cracked Ice took a 4-2 lead into the final end, but Russell Keeler’s side was able to erase the deficit in the 6th and score the winning point on the final shot.
Team Piatt 9, Team Grassi 4
In a battle of the remaining Fell Conference unbeatens, Team Piatt jumped out to an insurmountable five-point lead to stay perfect on the season, winning 9-4.
Team Grassi was missing three players from its roster, leaving Alyssa Leonard to Skip a second week in a row.
After three in the 1st and two in the 2nd, Alison Piatt’s charges weren’t finished, scoring a pair of points in the 4th and 5th. Team Grassi scored three in the 6th.
Team Maas 8, LLUA 6
Team Maas registered the biggest-scoring end of the night, putting up five points in the 3rd end of its draw with LLUA. That end got the team on the winning track again as they held on for an 8-6 victory.
After posting another pair of points in the 5th end, Kurt Maas’ team had an 8-2 lead and was able to hang on despite a late LLUA comeback effort, including a steal of three in the 7th.
Team Lyons 5, Team Cawley 3
Team Lyons was able to score three points in the 5th end to take the lead in a nip-and-tuck affair on Sheet 2 and stole a decisive point in the 6th for a 5-3 win over Team Cawley.
Still looking for its first win of the season, Dave Cawley’s team looked primed for a Smith Conference upset after taking a 3-1 lead after four ends.
Each team was only able to manage a single point in any end until the 5th, when the defending champs led by Matt Lyons were able to put a crooked number on the board.
Squirrels 10, Bitter End 5
The Squirrels stayed unbeaten on the season and in first of the Smith Conference after scoring a decisive four points in the 6th end en route to a 10-5 win.
Being short-handed surely didn’t hamper Bitter End, which answered three Squirrels points in the 2nd with four points in the 3rd to take an early 5-3 lead. The Squirrels scored a point in the next two ends to tie before registering its four-point end in the 6th.