Like A High School Dance
Our Single Gender 4v4 tournament returned for a 2nd year of a fun filled morning. Just like a high school dance, play was divided in the dome with ladies on one side, and gentlemen on the other.
Last year, we saw split representation from established mixed teams, like Union and Bulldogs. This year, we saw more representation from single gender teams like Nox, Foxx, Houndd and GT (as Vandelay Industries).
With a 4 team open division, teams played out a round robin to semis and finals bracket. The established club teams Houndd and Vandelay Industries played strong against competitors Monster (Open) and Suburban Curling Club. Houndd and Vandelay Industries had a tight game against each other, with Vandelay Industries coming out with the victory. After two challenging games, Monster (Open) found their step and had a convincing win 22-13 over Suburban Curling Club. After the reseed and into semis, Monster (Open) took Houndd by surprise and gave them a tight 2 point win. These 40 minute games go by quick, it easily could’ve been Monster (Open) in the finals!
With coach Kenny, Houndd was able to get back on track and finish strong with a 3 point win over Vandelay Industries.
On the bottom side of the bracket, either Monster (Open) was gassed after going at it against Houndd or Suburban Curling Club had their number, or a little bit of both! It was a closer game, finishing with 2 point win for Monster (Open) that could have gone either way.
On the women’s side, 6 teams competed in a round robin. Monsters (Women) rocked the experienced pick up team, Tour de Force, leading 8-1 and eventually won by one. A fantastic showing of this team featuring young leaders and experienced players who outplayed Tour de Force who could not develop their chemistry quickly enough.
In the other games, Foxx showed their 4v4 chemistry with a 4-1 record, with a 4 point loss to the eventual champions, Iso Ladies. Iso Ladies gave all they had, every point, being familiar with Ontario 4v4 Circuit and the value of every moment on the field. Many players also play on the perennial 4v4 team, Melt, who is a strong competitor in the standard 4v4 Circuit. They also had captain Michael “Linc” Lincoln coaching that day. Nox, on the other hand, brought along hopeful recruits who played alongside and against long-time veterans of the sport. Their scores don’t show the heart and the valuable experience of the day.
Rumour has it LOL stands for Ladies of League. This cheerful and friendly team also displayed cunning strategy, with decisive wins over Monster (Women), Tour de Force and Nox, finishing with a 3-2 record and +8 score differential.
Until next time! March Mayhem in a couple weeks still has a handful of spots left, register ASAP!