Goody’s was “talkin’ about practice” on Tuesday night, spending considerable time on Sheet 4 working on draws and shooting form. The practice paid off, as they say, resulting in the team’s first win of the season. In other action on the ice during Week 7 of Anthracite Curling Club’s 2011 Spring/Summer League, the race in the Fell Conference is growing in intensity with three teams now tied for first place and two more within two games.
Here are recaps from the night on ice in Week 7:
Stacey f. Ice Techs 5, MLC 4
Matt Lyons’ team avoided a prolonged losing streak and foiled the first-place plans of MLC with a 5-4 victory. The draw was decided in the 7th end after Lyons used the Hammer to score a single point in the 6th to knot the score at 4-4.
Team Cawley 4, Happy Hour 3
In another draw decided in the final end, the short-handed Cawley team battled past Happy Hour in a Smith Conference match-up, 4-3.
Cawley scored a point with the Hammer in the 6th end and was able to steal the deciding point in the 7th. His team is riding a four-game winning streak and currently sits mathematically in second place, tied with Happy Hour, which saw its two-game win streak snapped.
The teams exchanged single points all match. Cawley clawed ahead with two points in the first two ends. Eddie Perrino’s team was able score in three consecutive ends to take a 3-2 lead into the 6th.
Maasome 7, Bitter End 4
Maasome responded well after getting shut-out the week before with a 7-4 win over Bitter End. The win draws Maasome into a three-way tie for first place in the Fell Conference.
Kurt Maas’ team scored a point in each of the first three Ends, but Lyle Kerrick’s side responded with two points over the 4th and 5th. Maas was most effective with the hammer, scoring four points in the 6th to make his lead insurmountable.
Team Grassi 6, Cracked Ice 4
Team Grassi, once again Skipped by Alyssa Leonard, was able to hold off a strong comeback effort from Cracked Ice to take the late draw on Sheet 1, 6-4.
Leonard’s team jumped out to a 5-0 lead after three ends. Ted Karampilas’ side responded with two points each in the 4th and 5th ends, but Leonard used the Hammer in the 6th to clinch the game.
Goody’s 6, Little Lebowski U.A. 3
Goody’s maximized a pre-game practice session on Sheet 4 and came out on fire in its first win of the season Tuesday night. Goody’s was able to steal four points in the 2nd End and build an early 5-0 lead.
The Lebowskis did manage to score in the next three ends, but only a single point in each. Goody’s locked the win with a point in the 6th.
Squirrels 6, Team Piatt 3
The Squirrels improved to an unbeaten 7-0 on the season with a 6-3 win over Fell Conference leaders Team Piatt on Tuesday night. Piatt’s team remains in first place of its conference courtesy of a tie-breaker, but is now joined by two other teams at 4-3.
In this draw, the Squirrels scored in the first four ends to take a 6-0 lead. Team Piatt was able to cut the lead in half after a Hammer take-out scored a point in the 5th and a steal of two points in the 6th.