Somerset May 29, 2019
5 June by E.D.
What a game…what a game…WHAT A GAME! Somerset made their way to Chippewa Falls tonight. Finally getting some reprieve from the rain, the sun was out and the temps were in the mid 70’s. Everyone knew it was going to be a hot race to the finish line, with only one team coming out on top. The game started with a bang! Strikers won the battle and took control of the ball first. Colby made an awesome pass to G who sunk it into the goal within the first 10 minutes of the game. Less than a minute later the Strikers regained the ball and snuck the ball into the goal, for goal number two. At this point, no shots had been taken by Somerset. The Strikers dominated the field and kept the ball in Striker territory. They pummeled the Summerset keeper shot after shot. However, each time the goal was blocked. The Strikers passing game was on point tonight. Somerset tried to get down the field to make their first attempt at a goal, but G swooped in and stopped the ball in its tracks. Several more shots were taken, but no goal was scored by the Strikers. Somerset gained control of the ball and Ewan raced over to it and tried to steal the ball away, but an unlucky penalty kept the ball in Somerset's control. Ewan saw his chance to go after it again and this time, he took the ball away like a champ passing to a teammate. G centered the ball and Will put it high up into the goal, for goal number 3. After a handball was called on Somerset, G kicked the ball down the field to Marshall where he was waiting to attack. Somerset was waiting too and unfortunately got the ball. However, Colby and Aaron teamed up and got it back. Strikers scored another goal just around 6:35 p.m. Score: 4-0. Somerset came back hard. They headed down the field but were met by strong Striker defense. Liam stopped the ball, passed it to G and G was able to maneuver down the field and score another goal just before the half. The second half started and Somerset brought their “A” game. Strikers defense was on the ball and they were able to stop any attempts at a goal. Somerset was finally able to take their first attempt at a goal during the second half, but Jack shut it down. Ewan and Waseem teamed up. They worked together to get the ball rolling down the field into Striker territory. Ty took the shot, but came up empty handed. The teamwork on that shot was epic, however. Sommerset took a final stab at trying to get past the Striker “Wall” and Jack, but came up short. The final whistle blew and the game ended. Final score: Strikers 5, Somerset 0.