Friday, July 22, 2011

2011 Fog City at Champ Camp III

Pool play for Fog City concluded tonight at Champ Camp when the Foggies played Long Island 1. Long island 1,2,and 3 are all from Suffolk County and they're all good, but LI1 is their top team.

Both teams entered the game with 3-0 records and similar scores against common opponents. Long Island fans are all the same... they're boisterous, great supporters of their boys, and pretty eager to find fault with their opponents. That's just life in the stands when you play a Lawn Gieland team.

The SF boys had the lead at 1-0, 2-1, 3-2, while Long Island had the lead at 4-3, and 5-4. When the City boys had the lead, LI 1 tied it up, and when the LI1 boys had the lead, our guys tied it up. The teams were tied 5-5 when the game went to OT. Just rolled into overtime without an FO and played to sudden victory. In this case the victory went to LI1, 6-5. Both teams were solid, but tired tonight. The Lawn Gieland parents were stunned to learn that Fog City was a "school team," in their parlance, unlike the LI teams that were selected from many top Suffolk schools.

So, Fog City is on to the playoffs. In the Championship bracket tomorrow at 11AM, the Fog Dawgs play Norfolk Academy. Should be a great game, and don't be surprised if the California boys continue on with a win tomorrow in this game.

Worth noting that of the 32 teams who made the Championship Bracket, only three are teams from a single school. That's quite impressive! Norfolk Academy v Fog City pits one of these single-school teams against another. However it turns out, I'm told that getting to the Championship Bracket is the best showing ever for Fog City. Don't know this for a fact, so if anyone knows for sure, please let me know.