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Postby Cassadaigua » Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:40 pm

Team Cassadaigua- WLC 37


Team Nickname: Fillies and/or Dagans
Demonym: People from Cassadaigua are called Cassadagans, or simply, Dagans. However, if you call us something else like Cassadaiguans, I simply look at it as that is how your nation references us, and don’t get concerned about it.

Uniforms:
Home: Pink with black lettering and trim.
Away: Black with pink lettering and trim. (If clashes with an opponent- Will wear home uniform).

Roster
(Regular Starters In Green)
(Bench Players In Red)

Goalkeepers:

#1- Amanda Douglas (28)
#20- Crystal Ogilvie (27)
#21- Stefanie Donaldson (25)


Defense:
#6- Nicole Wohlers (22)
#7- Kristen Gratton (21)
#5- Hannah Tromblay (27)

#2- Krystine Douglas (20)
#3- Adrienne Martinque (21)
#6- Maggie Suarez (20)


Midfield:
#8- Kelsey Barker (31)
#10- Lexi Looper (29)
#17- Sierra Morganstern (28)

#13- Becca Landover (23)
#14- Brittney Tremont (22)
#16- Courtney Schulz (21)


Attack:
#9- Stacey Proctor (29)
#11- Jessica Crockett (38)- Team Captain & Likely leading scorer. You wouldn't know she was 38 if it wasn't listed. Ok, so may she has slowed down a bit, but she is still very gritty and her intelligence makes up for it all. She also may be strong-arming the coach to still be in this role, but don’t tell her we said so.
#12- Shelby Chandler (29)

#25- Jenna Price (29)
#18- Rachel Harris (21)
#19- Jenna Matthews (21)


Coach: Sarah Cortez (50)
Asst Coach: Katie Jones (48)

Team Notes:
- Team is neutral in focus, both offensively and defensively, but a high modifier is used due to the scoring ability of the the attack.
- Team is not looking to be excessively physical, and will shy away from any cheap actions. Physical play is kept within the rules. However, if others get cheap will us, they will respond accordingly. They are not afraid to throw punches (or receive them) from male players (especially Gratton and Proctor), but will only do so in response to an opponent's actions, they do not instigate it. Instigating something with Proctor is not advised unless your player is exceptionally good at fighting.

Style: +3

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Choose my goal scorers: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes, but only say they were hurt. I will determine the severity.
Godmod Injuries to my players: No
Suspend my players: Yes, but no more then one more then you suspend of your own.
Godmod suspension events: No
Godmod other events: Doubtful, but TG me if you have something interesting you think I might like, and I may go along.
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Specific Titles: World Cup 50, 51; WBC 14, 16, 19 & 50; WB 8, 22, & 40; WCOH 11 & 39; IBC 13.
Also: CoH 39; Swamp Soccer 4, WVE (Vball) 6; NSCAA 3, 5 & 9; NSSCRA 7
Runner Up: CoH 40, WB 21, WcoH 8, IBC 12, WBC 13, 15, 47 & 48, DBC 21. 3rd Place @ WC 86
WC Qualified for: 45, 46, 49-61, 67, 79 (DNP WC 69-77), 81-86.
Games of the XIII Summer Olympiad: Second Most Medals
Hosted: World Cup 54, 67 & 84; CoH 57 & 73, BoF 47, CR 30, WB 16, WBC 18, 26, 40, 45 & 50, Some NSCAA, NSCH 1; WLC 7, 30 & 33.

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Postby Cassadaigua » Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:11 pm

Lacrosse will end the quiet,
By Chelsea Dufresne, Concord Heights Times


There has not been a lot to talk about in the world of international sports. The Fillies were long since eliminated in the World Baseball Classic, and it is not time for other competitions that are often in. A couple of the big college sports ended for us recently, and there is no stock car racing to talk about. This has allowed the Cassadagan fan to focus on the domestic sports a lot more, or perhaps see what may be going on in competitions that we do not partake in. Soccer has given us things to talk about, with the strong Eagles Cup performance, and the great play in friendlies. The national team looks to be in good form right now. Soon enough, 180 nations will attempt to qualify for World Cup 88. As a co-host, we will not be one of them as we are locked in, so that will only serve to continue the quiet pattern for the pink and black on the international level. We’ll watch the qualifying games with great interest, but more so as a neutral fan.

Fortunately, we do have something to talk about for the next little while, and that is the 37th World Lacrosse Championships, hosted by Baker Park. Last year, Team Cassadaigua made it all the way to final, ranked #5 overall, and lost in the championship. This has led many to be confused with why we would fall in the rankings to #7 after we had a runner up. The reason for that is while WLC 36 was added to the ledger, WLC 33 fell off of it. We also had advanced to the final in WLC 33. Still, though, I have to admit that the ranking formula probably should work a little better for the reigning runner up to not lose two spots in the rankings, but that’s the way it is. Strangely, HUElavia, ranked #8 before WLC 36, moved up to #3 after finishing 4th. What?! Maybe we’ll talk more about the ranking formula after this tournament, as after all a Cassadagan was recently named President.

This team has seen some turnover, but important pieces of this team are still the same from our time in Sylestone. Sarah Cortez is back as the head coach, which would not be a surprising statement for a team that finished second overall in the tournament the last time out, but given all of the controversy that surrounded her, it actually was never going to be an automatic. Also returning is Jessica Crockett, who is now 38 years old. Crockett probably could have been replaced, but she still is playing well at home, and is a fan favorite. Plus, Cortez probably knew that not naming the long time captain back to the team would be highly controversial. Jessica has lost a step, but as a player that has never relied on foot speed, and rather technically sound skill, she has still been productive. The rift between Cortez and Crockett began to heal over the last WLC, mainly because the team continued to win. Winning heals all wounds, one of the oldest sporting cliches in the multiverse, it an old one because it is factual. With those two, it was the case.

All of this should lead to the team having a more “normal” campaign off the field than what we had seen the last time. Because of the ranking oddity, Cassadaigua fell to the second pot, and therefore must play Banija in their group. We’re sure that Banija will regret that we had to fall in the rankings. I kid, Banijans, I kid. Other than Banija, we’ll see the former host Sylestone, as well as one time host Northwest Kalactin. That nation is still around? Good, then. Unrankeds Sannyamathland and Bollonich have signed up to be victims of us and Banija. Bollonich seems to have some ambition. And ambition is good, after all.

Team Cassadaigua will open up with our former Cup of Harmony co-host, then play Sylestone before the match where you will want to make sure you do all of your errands early and tell everyone to leave you alone, unless they want to watch it with you. That of course, is the Banija game. Then it’s the Bolly’s, with the over/under placed at 25 of “media submissions” they’ll have made by then. Samantha’s team rounds it out.
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Specific Titles: World Cup 50, 51; WBC 14, 16, 19 & 50; WB 8, 22, & 40; WCOH 11 & 39; IBC 13.
Also: CoH 39; Swamp Soccer 4, WVE (Vball) 6; NSCAA 3, 5 & 9; NSSCRA 7
Runner Up: CoH 40, WB 21, WcoH 8, IBC 12, WBC 13, 15, 47 & 48, DBC 21. 3rd Place @ WC 86
WC Qualified for: 45, 46, 49-61, 67, 79 (DNP WC 69-77), 81-86.
Games of the XIII Summer Olympiad: Second Most Medals
Hosted: World Cup 54, 67 & 84; CoH 57 & 73, BoF 47, CR 30, WB 16, WBC 18, 26, 40, 45 & 50, Some NSCAA, NSCH 1; WLC 7, 30 & 33.

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Postby Commonwealth of Baker Park » Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:11 pm

And cutoff for Day 1 https://youtu.be/jhPzAACOao4

Group A
Qzvarkian Qaz 10–7 Abanhfleft
Delaclava 10–15 Taxonomic Kingdoms
Kriegiersien 10–9 San Lucas Agua Tibia

Group A Pld W L GF GA Avg GD Pts
1 Taxonomic Kingdoms 1 1 0 15 10 1.500 +5 3
2 Qzvarkian Qaz 1 1 0 10 7 1.429 +3 3
3 Kriegiersien 1 1 0 10 9 1.111 +1 3
4 San Lucas Agua Tibia 1 0 1 9 10 0.900 −1 0
5 Abanhfleft 1 0 1 7 10 0.700 −3 0
6 Delaclava 1 0 1 10 15 0.667 −5 0

Group B
Nyowani Kitara 9–16 Har Yarok
Kandonica 4–17 Kohnhead
Vangaziland 5–16 Baker Park

Group B Pld W L GF GA Avg GD Pts
1 Kohnhead 1 1 0 17 4 4.250 +13 3
2 Baker Park 1 1 0 16 5 3.200 +11 3
3 Har Yarok 1 1 0 16 9 1.778 +7 3
4 Nyowani Kitara 1 0 1 9 16 0.562 −7 0
5 Vangaziland 1 0 1 5 16 0.312 −11 0
6 Kandonica 1 0 1 4 17 0.235 −13 0

Group C
Bollonich 14–9 Sylestone
Sannyamathland 3–10 Banija
Northwest Kalactin 6–9 Cassadaigua

Group C Pld W L GF GA Avg GD Pts
1 Banija 1 1 0 10 3 3.333 +7 3
2 Bollonich 1 1 0 14 9 1.556 +5 3
3 Cassadaigua 1 1 0 9 6 1.500 +3 3
4 Northwest Kalactin 1 0 1 6 9 0.667 −3 0
5 Sylestone 1 0 1 9 14 0.643 −5 0
6 Sannyamathland 1 0 1 3 10 0.300 −7 0

Group D
Sarzonia 11–9 Qasden
HUElavia 12–5 Quebec & Shingoryeo
Xabia 9–9 United States of Devonta (9–10 OT)

Group D Pld W L GF GA Avg GD Pts
1 HUElavia 1 1 0 12 5 2.400 +7 3
2 Sarzonia 1 1 0 11 9 1.222 +2 3
3 United States of Devonta 1 1 0 10 9 1.111 +1 3
4 Xabia 1 0 1 9 10 0.900 −1 1
5 Qasden 1 0 1 9 11 0.818 −2 0
6 Quebec & Shingoryeo 1 0 1 5 12 0.417 −7 0
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Postby Sylestone » Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:44 pm

Elliot Nicholson:
Hello all! This is Elliot Nicholson from Sewer News for your local six o’clock news. Today we have had a wide range of stories coming in, domestically and internationally. The big news of the day is an earthquake off Felton Island, a prominent tourist destination off Chamberley in the state of New Gloucester. Emily Jameson reports. \

Emily Jameson:
Thank you, Elliot. Yes, there has been a 6.2 magnitude earthquake on the Richter Scale this afternoon at 4:40 PM. Everyone has been evacuated to higher ground with the threat of a tsunami, although this is still yet to be confirmed. Fortunately, Chamberley itself does not seem to be within the firing line of this possible tsunami, but it is strongly recommended to be on high alert.

Elliot Nicholson:
So there we go. Chamberley residents watching this, please heed Ms Jameson’s advice. For those of you on Felton Island, our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Unfortunately, this is not the only natural disaster to hit our nation recently. Tuthambedon is currently in the middle of a category one cyclone, but fortunately no lives have been lost, although four people have been injured. Tuthambedon Scarlett Cramp has generously allowed us to contact her within the safety of her home.

Scarlett Cramp:
Indeed. Tuthambedon is currently in the middle of a minor cyclone. Most people are doing fine; this city is quite often within the firing line of cyclones. Always has been, always will be. Some areas have power outages, but fortunately some places, such as where I am right now, still have power. The storm will hopefully settle within 48 hours as it goes over us, but for now it’s just a waiting game. It’s not as bad as the category four cyclone we got thrown at us last year, so most of the townsfolk are pretty resilient.

Elliot Nicholson:
Glad to hear you’re doing all right, Scarlett, alongside the rest of the city. In current affairs, there has been a big argument on the streets of Dunkirk over whether bread rolls are in fact rolls, buns or sandwiches. It was quite heated, as Jack Cannon will report.

Jack Cannon:
Yes, so here in Dunkirk, three separate groups have clashed over the concept of what bacon rolls are called. Or buns. Or sandwiches. It was quite a novel display, with up to 1500 people being involved at one point around midday. Fortunately, police eventually broke it up without any casualties, but Dunkirk is still the laughing stock of our nation.

Elliot Nicholson:
Well, it does seem pretty stupid to me. Anyhow, our next stop is the sport. There’s been quite a bit of it today, with both lacrosse and football. Jacob Ricketson reports.

Jacob Ricketson:
We’ll start with the international stuff. Today was Sylestone’s first lacrosse match in the 37th World Lacrosse Championships, hosted in the Commonwealth of Baker Park. The match was against Bollonich, playing their first-ever international lacrosse match. It was a close game, but the newbies eventually managed to defeat Brianna King’s twelfth-ranked side, 14-9 despite leading 8-7 at the end of the third quarter. It was a shock loss, but compared to some of the other games, it wasn’t. Abanhfleft, the reigning champions, lost 10-7 to Qzvarkian Qaz, while hosts Baker Park defeated the fourth-ranked Vangaziland 16-5. Next up for the Sylestoneans are Cassadaigua, one of the best nations in the world. However, both sides will know that when they last met, we did manage to beat them 6-2. Should be a good game.
In other sports news, the final two SFA Cup first round games have wrapped up last night and earlier today. Pesfield Trees managed to beat Avondale City 4-1 in a blockbuster match to qualify for the second round, as Kirkham City defeated Dunkirk FC by the same scoreline to also progress. We’ve got some hot second round matches coming up, with Kirkham Appliances playing Capital FC and Pesfield Trees and Kirkham City facing off.
Also, remember to watch our very own Hawthorns take on the mighty Sarzonia Stars in tomorrow’s Aussie Rules World Cup final in Baggieland while TJUN-ia and Hebitaka fight it out for third place here in Chamberley.

Elliot Nicholson:
Thanks for that, Jacob. Now we’re on to the weather for tomorrow. Let’s head over to our weatherman, Ethan Boote.

Ethan Boote:
Thank you, Mr Nicholson. All of Sylestone is in for a hot day tomorrow, with the wet season abruptly coming to an end, replacing it with the dry. In Chamberley, we are hitting a top of 34C with a 50% chance of rain, while in the capital it will be 29C with no rain on the forecast. Halpenley is heading for another hot one, with temperatures predicted to reach 40C with no rain. Cleorough and Pesfield are both expecting a top of 33C, with Cleorough having rain on the cards and Pesfield a 50% chance. Betham is facing a warm, sunny day, with tops of 30C while Kirkham is expecting a little bit of rain and tops of 31C. And that’s all from me today!

Elliot Nicholson:
And there we are. Join us back again tomorrow at six o’clock for some of the most trending stories. For now? Goodbye from Sewer News!
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Postby Bollonich » Sat May 01, 2021 1:43 am

Lacrosse Today

Today was a memorable day for Bollonichian Lacrosse. The team put up a dominant performance against the 12th ranked team Sylestone sealing the win for us. The scoreline of 14-9 is the highest scoring match in the first MatchDay in Group C. The team’s attacking prowess was displayed in this match however the teams underlying defensive weakness’s were also revealed. The match was closely contested, and the score until the 3rd quarter was 8-7 with Sylestone leading but the energetic and young nature of the Bollonischians came on top. Corvinian Gervasio the vice captain and the main attacks man scored 6 goals in yesterday’s match, along with Anup Peterson, netting 3 and 2 goals scored by Proteus Verity. Lukas and Ottó were the other scorers. The man of the match was declared to be Corvinian, and he would be eying the award of highest goalscorer. The Sylestone National team is a highly skilled and capable squad, we are sure they will bounce back from this defeat. Their scorers also put up a good performance with the goals being shared between their 23 year old captain, and their three forwards.
After the match a local Belle Haven journalist reached out to Ottó Horn after the match for a response on our defensive woes. He responded saying, “Yes our defensive performance wasn’t up to the mark and we will like to improve on it, however this win is crucial and will help us advance.” Another possible factor on the defensive worries might be connected to the absence of Tritten which however shouldn’t affect the team greatly as he shall be returning to the team from the second match day.
The manager of the Bandits, Winfield Bárta also held an interview where he commented on the game against Sylestone, the next game against Sannyamathlandand also about Tritten.
On the performance against Sylestone
I had complete faith in my boys, we had gone through rigorous training and performed very well in the tournament and I feel we deserved to win the match. Corvinian’s performance must’ve been inspiring and we hope for many more performances like these

On the upcoming match
The next match against Sannyamathland should be relatively easy but it will be a grave mistake to underestimate them, it is important that we go out there and give it our best.

On Tritten
Well on the matter of Tritten, I never doubted him for a second, however he had to be excluded from the squad for the investigation to go through smoothly, however he is back and he will be very important to us if we are to succeed.


Some of the other reactions based on the match:-

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Athletic profile: Built like a defenseman but with the speed of an attackman, Johnny Altmann has been one of the leading players on the Ha’Yaroki college circuit for the last four years. While never a prolific scorer, his physical attributes have helped him lead the KYU Wildcats to two National Championship games, winning one. He’s frequently double-teamed and is strong enough to need the marking of the biggest defensemen, opening up lanes for smaller, quicker forwards to run onto.

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3 years on from yet another bronze medal at WLC 36, Banijan Lacrosse arrives in Baker Park ready to title hunt

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Banijans at a practice before their first matchday against Sannyamathland


ALTONA, LYNCHANA, BAKER PARK- Banija lacrosse arrives in the Commonwealth of Baker Park with their highest rank in a while- #2 in the multiverse. This perennial top 10 team, with six podium finishes in 15 tournaments(2 silver & 4 bronze), continues our own long-awaited search for our first winner's medals in this sport. We talk about the history every year, but just in case you are new to Banijan fandom- close but no cigar is our MO in this sport. Aforementioned six podium finishes, among the leaders in total podium finishes, but never having won the title. Our two biggest rivals, Abanhfleft and Sarzonia, having 11 world titles between them while we just have our pair of regional championships.

As last cycle went on, it was considered our best chance to win a championship in a long time. The stars seemed to align. The AO Lacrosse Classic was held in Sarzonia, and the Banijans, while dropping a group stage game, ended up winning the tournament, defeating host nation and fierce rivals Sarzonia in the final on their home soil, to win our first ever regional title in the sport that was off of home soil. And then, while we were entered into the group of death in Sylestone, we emerged from it victorious. 6-0, with wins over rising competitive teams from Mapletish, Northwest Kalactin, Nyowani Kitara, and finally beating our ancient rivals, Abanhfleft.

A stunning 22-4 blowout victory in the quarterfinals over Kriegiersien put so much energy and hype into our team, with a chance to finally exorcise our demons once and for all, with a semifinal battle against Abanhfleft. High-flying Banijan squad full of confidence, against a Fleftic team that was not really performing up to expectation. But Abanhfleft is Abanhfleft- when the going gets tough, they have an innate ability to win in this sport that rivals Raynor City United in club soccer competitions. Just something about them. Even when you think they are down- they are really not. They shredded us in every single way, exploding to a 16-6 victory en route to yet another world title.

Everybody's clear on what the expectation is. "We've made enough deep runs, we've been at this long enough, where we aren't really worried about moral victories or momentum accomplishments or anything like that." The Head Coach, Allen Budaye, said. "We know what we're here for. We're here for the same reasons Baker Park, Cassadaigua, Sarzonia, Abanhfleft, HUElavia, and a host of other nations find themselves here- because we believe in our ability to bring home silverware. And not just any silverware- the big one. We want Baker Park not to be yet another site of a Banijan early exit, but we are lookign for this place to be the site of our greatest triumph."

Arsa Bobbicevic III, the team captain, talked about the importance of taking things one game at a time. "This is a business trip. We are focused on the greater task at hand. But we can only do that one game at a time. One win leads to another, and you have to string a group of them together if we want the trophy. First, Soviet Sannyamathland. Second, Northwest Kalactin. And then, the schedule can simply take us where it can take us. We will go from there. No disrespect to either, but it is absolutely imperative that we get off to a strong start. The back half of our schedule in the group stages is brutal, and dropping either of our first two games will be hugely detrimental to the first step towards achieving our goal- getting to the knockout stages."

Banija has made the knockout stages in 14 out of 15 WLCs we have participated in, only missing out in WLC 29- which, ironically, was the last time the tournament was on home soil. And the team got off to a workman like start against Sannyamathland. Vladislav Petershev's fresh squad could not stand up to this Banijan team, and our 10-3 was not much of a surprise, nor did it cause much excitement. The highlights? Alanso Biri had four goals of his own, leading the team. The team will prepare for Northwest Kalactin in the same way, and will be careful not to overlook them, as Cassadaigua looms on Matchday 3.
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Postby Bollonich » Sat May 01, 2021 6:16 am

Lacrosse Live

Welcome back to Lacrosse Live, I am your host Tilda Raghnall joined by famous Lacrosse player Annika Wolodymyr. So Annika what we saw from Bollonich is was a brilliant performance and coming back from 8-7 down in the 4th quarter to win 14-9 is just unexpected. What are your takeaways from this game?
Well, looking at the game the performance we saw in the 4th quarter is the quality of play we would want to see in all the matches. Gervasio’s 6 goal spree in the 4th quarter was a combination of brilliance and physicality. The win against Sylestone shall prove greatly important for Bollonich as if they also manage to defeat Sannyamathland & Northwest Kalactin the chances of qualification shall be extremely high.
Talking about the different teams in Group C let’s discuss the other results in Bollonich’s Group:-Banija 10 - 3 Sannyamathland & Cassadaigua 9 - 6 Northwest Kalactin. What do you think about these games?
Well, these matches were great matches, and greatly interesting. The more interesting of the two was certainly watching the Dagans defeat the NorthWest Kalactin team. Banija put up a strong performance and beat out Sannyamathland without much effort.
A huge upset was witnessed in Group A, where Qzvarkian Qaz beat out Abanhfleft the 1st seeded team and defending champions. The QQ’s defeat over Abanhfleft was shocking to say the least. Other results in Group A were :-Delaclava 10–15 Taxonomic Kingdoms & Kriegiersien 10–9 San Lucas Agua Tibia. What are your takeaways from the games in this group?
The largest takeaway is actually that Qzvarkian Qaz is a team to watch out for and not to be taken lightly. Also the close result between Kriegiersien and San Lucas Agua Tibia is interesting as well, and it will be an outlook on how Kriegiersen performs.
Okay thank you a lot Annika always a pleasure to have you on Lacrosse Live.
And it’s pleasure to be here.
That shall be all from us today, however we shall lave you with the results from the matches in Groups B & D.
Group B
Nyowani Kitara 9–16 Har Yarok
Kandonica 4–17 Kohnhead
Vangaziland 5–16 Baker Park
Group D
Sarzonia 11–9 Qasden
HUElavia 12–5 Quebec & Shingoryeo
Xabia 9–9 United States of Devonta (9–10 OT)
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Postby Bollonich » Sat May 01, 2021 6:43 am

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The BBL just announced the official line up for the match against Sannyamathland, and the major changes include the return of Tritten and the inclusion of 21 year old Tearlach Wael Jr.

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Kriegiersien 10–9 San Lucas Agua Tibia



Kriegiersien team wins against San Lucas with one goal ahead.

Against the Underdogs the team had more trouble than expected, but experts blame the missing practice.

“That the players from the Kriegiersien champion, the Zombie Dudes, just joined the team weeks before the World Cup started, was much of an experiment. We had to do that, even though not every one was happy about this sudden replacement of some of our players. We will need some more time to absorb the new ... guys”, told Harry Gummibear, second coach of the team, the press.

Steven Sceletor, scrawny Top Scorer in the Kriegiersien Championship and only naturalized weeks before from Zombiestan to Kriegiersien, got his chance only minutes before the end of the game and scored the winning goal.

If the new players can be integrated the team will surely improve.
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The name of the defensive coordinator barking out instructions to that set of players might be different, but that doesn't mean the results have to be.

The Sarzonian national lacrosse team won in the debut of defensive coordinator Makeeyah Brantley, defeating regional rivals Qasden 11-9 in the opening match of the 37th World Lacrosse Championships in Baker Park.

Brantley oversaw a defensive unit that forced 12 turnovers and held Qasden 0-for-4 on man-up opportunities. The Stars also caused two shot clock violations and kept Qasden from crossing midfield during a stretch when they had gone on a three-goal run that cut Sarzonia's lead to 9-6.

"It was fun to work with these players," Brantley said. ""[Stars manager] Jordan [Helms] gives his coordinators freedom to call plays as we see fit and lets us come to him to be a sounding board. It's great to work with him so far."

For his part, Helms also had high praise for Brantley.

"I love her energy and focus," Helms said. She's great at putting our players in position to succeed."

Sarzonia (1-0) will need that for their next match, as they get ready to face third ranked HUElavia in what is beginning to become another multi-sport rivalry.

"They're a recent champion," Helms said. "We have a history against them in multiple sports. We've got to be at out best or we'll be behind the eight ball."
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First things first, and that is the 9-6 win for Cassadaigua over Northwest Kalactin. A bit of a low scoring affair for our side, but nothing too bad seemed to happen in the match. The Fillies jumped out to a 3-0 lead, and it seemed to be a back and forth affair afterwards. Lexi Looper was the leading scorer for the pink and black with four goals, and Jessica Crockett added two. Kristen Gratton had to leave the game with four minutes to go in the first half with an apparent lower body injury, but it was confirmed today that she will be back in the lineup for the match against Sylestone. Maggie Suarez got the bulk of the playing time that would have gone to Gratton, and the 20-year old did a good job with her opportunity. The captain, Jessica Crockett, said it was good to get off to a better start last time, “Against Sylestone last time we failed in our opener. We all know that, but we also know we only lost our first and our last game of the tournament. A better start here was important, and we all realized that. I am happy that we got it. We knew when we had to get out there, and we took care of business.”

The loss against Sylestone last WLC is easy for all of us to remember. Do we need to refresh your memory. Of course not. But, there are foreign readers out there and maybe they don’t remember. That was the first game of the WLC for Team Cassadaigua, and Sarah Cortez told the team the wrong starting time. While the team initially thought the game started at its correct time, the coach told them it was a later time, and eventually the team trusted that the coach had given them correct information. With a half hour to the beginning of warmups, Cortez told the team that they needed to hurry up and get to the field, and while they were in time, they were still out of sync, and lost 6-2. It was the first game as coach for Cortez, and led to a large locker room rift. That rift was brought together by wins and more wins. Sarah Cortez probably groaned when she saw Sylestone in our group again, simply because it would mean that people like me would surely bring up what happened again. I mean, I am just doing my job. Crockett’s quote above was a subtle jab, and while the two have rectified things to a relationship to where they can get along for the sake of the team, Jessica was not going to lose the opportunity.

To her credit, Sarah Cortez has realized that mentioning the costly blunder was inevitable, and has done her share of joking with the media as well, emphasizing the start time of the match in several of her pre-game quotes. Lexi Looper however, posted on Spacebook a photo of a sign they posted on the coach's door with the correct game time for the game, so perhaps that they are joking about this now tells us that the team has a lot better chemistry with their coach than they did the last time out. The team will certainly be looking to make amends for that defeat, which was completely lackluster. Jessica Crockett even went as far as calling it, “unfinished business against Sylestone. We’ll be ready!”

There is no worry about them looking past Sylestone to the next opponent, Banija, because of this backstory, either. Banija takes on Northwest Kalactin, and then we will have our showdown, which will probably determine who wins this group. First things first, though. I know what time I have to be at the stadium, and so do the players!
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Abanhfleft 15–8 San Lucas Agua Tibia
Taxonomic Kingdoms 5–10 Kriegiersien
Qzvarkian Qaz 9–8 Delaclava

Group A Pld W L GF GA Avg GD Pts
1 Kriegiersien 2 2 0 20 14 1.429 +6 6
2 Qzvarkian Qaz 2 2 0 19 15 1.267 +4 6
3 Abanhfleft 2 1 1 22 18 1.222 +4 3
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6 San Lucas Agua Tibia 2 0 2 17 25 0.680 −8 0

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3 Har Yarok 2 1 1 22 27 0.815 −5 3
4 Nyowani Kitara 2 1 1 25 20 1.250 +5 3
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6 Kandonica 2 0 2 8 33 0.242 −25 0

Group C
Sylestone 13–5 Cassadaigua
Banija 12–8 Northwest Kalactin
Bollonich 9-13 Sannyamathland

Group C Pld W L GF GA Avg GD Pts
1 Banija 2 2 0 22 11 2.000 +11 6
2 Sylestone 2 1 1 22 19 1.158 +3 3
3 Bollonich 2 1 1 23 22 1.500 +1 3
4 Sannyamathland 2 1 1 16 19 0.522 −3 3
5 Cassadaigua 2 1 1 14 19 0.737 −5 3
6 Northwest Kalactin 2 0 2 14 21 0.667 −7 0


Group D
Qasden 3–9 United States of Devonta
Quebec & Shingoryeo 7–17 Xabia
Sarzonia 19–5 HUElavia

Group D Pld W L GF GA Avg GD Pts
1 Sarzonia 2 2 0 30 14 2.143 +16 6
2 United States of Devonta 2 2 0 19 12 1.583 +7 6
3 Xabia 2 1 1 26 17 1.529 +9 4
4 HUElavia 2 1 1 17 24 0.708 −7 3
5 Qasden 2 0 2 12 20 0.600 −8 0
6 Quebec & Shingoryeo 2 0 2 12 29 0.414 −17 0
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It was a day when everyone was happy, from the coaches to the players to the fans. Bollonischian Lacrosse had never been seen in such a state. The only lacrosse ever played was national or regional with clubs participating. This caused a divide in the fanbase, every match day was a brutal test of strength and grit. But Bollonischian Lacrosse was brought together in happiness on the 30th, when Bollonich defeated the Sylestoneans in their first international match ever. Confidence was soaring, however who knew the fall to Earth would be such a drastic step. The match against Sannyamathland began and sings of what was to come could already be seen. Sannyamathland’s defense was dominating the Bollonischian attack and no way could be found by the attacks men of the Bandits. Sannyamathland’s strikers started netting in goals as if they were playing with a bunch of kids. By the end of the 2nd quarter the score was 10-3 to Sannyamathland. The Bollonischians look tired, the manager furious. Then started what I feel all Bollonischians will be ashamed about, the physicality and the fighting. Young Bollonischian defendedr Tearlach Jr. in his frustration threw a punch at Sannyamathland’s attacks man Sergey Kulik, and this started a brawl between the two teams with 1 player from each being suspended and ejected from the game. Both Tearlach Jr. and Kulik were ejected. At the end of the third quarter the score was 13 - 5 for Sannyamathland. In the fourth quarter we saw the introduction of players like Tim Brune and Niraj. These players had an extensively positive impact on the team with closing the gap to 13-9 for Sannyamathland. This was a horrifying display by the Bollonischian team. The scorers for Bollonich were Tim Brune and Corvinian Gervasio. With Gervasio netting 6 again and Brune getting 3 into the net. This match again showed the extensive defensive woes Bollonich faces. Improvement in this department is crucial for Bollonich to win games.
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Welcome Back to Lacrosse Live, I am your host Tilda Raghnall, and today we shall be discussing the events that took place in the 2nd match day of the World Lacrosse Championship. Bollonich suffered a catastrophic loss to Sannyamathland while in group C the Dagan team suffered a loss as well to Sylestone. The only team in Group C with 2 wins out of 2 is THE Banijan National team which secured a comfortable win over Northwest Kalactin Bollonich’s next opponent.
Apart from the events that unfolded in Group C, the match day also produced interesting results in the other Groups. In Group A Qzvarkian Qaz closely defeated Declava to win 2 in 2 just like Kriegiersien who also won two in two by beating Taxonomic Kingdom. Abanhfleft also redeemed themselves by defeating San Lucas Agua Tibia.
In Group B, Vangaziland returned to winning ways against Konhead, after losing to hosts Baker Park. Baker Park followed up their strong Matchday 1 result with another victory this time over Har Yarok. Nyowani Kitara succumbed to an unranked Kandonica.
In Group D, Sarzonia and the United States of Devonta continued their winning run with wins against HUElavia and Qasden respectively. Xabia also went up to 4 points with a win over Quebec & Shingoryeo.
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Cassadaigua v. Banija- Rating Banija's chase for the Dagan Grand Slam

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ALTONA, LYNCHANA, BAKER PARK- Banija's match against Cassadaigua is a hugely symbolic moment. For those looking for background. For the many nations of the multiverse who are seeking excellence in multiple sporting avenues, Cassadaigua set themselves as the bar for success a long freaking time ago. They are the only nation in sporting history with what we now call a Dagan Grand Slam- winning a world title at least once in one of the five major sports of soccer, basketball, hockey, gridiron, and baseball. And, to show their emphasis, they have multiple world titles in all of those sports except for basketball, where present-day basketball dominance by Banija and Newmanistan are the only thing preventing them from pulling off a double Dagan Grand Slam(at least two world titles in all those sports) before any other nation even gets one.

But there are plenty of nations who are chasing the Dagan Grand Slam. There's great respect in Banija for what the Dagans have done. Even if the nations couldn't seem to be more opposite(the matriarchal society of Cassadaigua providing a stark contrast to Banija's deeply conservative Mormon society) the deeply obsessive sporting cultures of both nations unite them in more ways than that. And hey, there are plenty of nations chasing Dagan success. Look at Drawkland(multiple world titles both in gridiron and basketball), Ko-oren(world titles in hockey, football, and baseball, and they just made the World Cup Final), as well as the Free Republics(just missing hockey). Those are just to name a few. Quebec is chasing.

Now, we're not entirely sure how the sports structure of Cassadaigua works. But there is no 'national sporting strategy' or equivalent in Banija. There is no Minister or Ministry of Sport. There is, by and large, no national sports funding strategy outside of the heavy use of public schools, at both the use and collegiate level. But yet, individual sports have looked to Cassadaigua for inspiration in Banija. We've just picked up our second world title in baseball, and Ousman Kakay told us how when he took the job, he studied the Dagan model hard to see if that kind of success was replicable in Banija.

But here's the question- how's the chase going for us? We have world titles in three of the five sports, including what many would consider the toughest two. We won World Cup 86, and we've won a pair of World Baseball Classics, 47 all those years ago and 51 just the other day. We're also back to back IBC winners, having won both IBC 30 and IBC 31. But what about gridiron and hockey?

Gridiron


This is a sport, where many figure, we'll have to win one eventually, right? Our history in gridiron is like our history in this sport of lacrosse- a ton of close calls, but no cigar. World Bowls 29-31, three straight semifinal appearances, and we didn't podium at any of those 3 tournaments. World Bowl 36 in Ko-oren, we went back to the semis. World Bowl 40, we finally won a semifinal, reaching our first ever World Bowl Final. A chance for a world title in a fourth sport, to just have one left.

The opponent? Cassadaigua. And for a team that was 13-0 going into that game based on a running game and a defense, we got mauled by Cassadaigua in that world title game. It wasn't a blowout- we lost 7-3. But we were mauled at the line of scrimmage. Our offensive line, which had been dominant for most of the tournament, was absolutely wrecked. Our star veteran, Isaka Jawara, had no time and space. Cassadaigua's defense put on, what I think anyways as a writer, the best defensive performance I've ever seen. And our defense almost matched it- but not quite. So of course, it was Cassadaigua who would prevent us from going to four. We're still a top 10 team in this sport, however, reaching the quarterfinals of World Bowl XLI. So we are firmly contenders.

Ice Hockey


This title was always going to be the hardest of the five. We're a country without winter. So you can imagine how hard it is to get Banijans to play ice hockey- it's nearly impossible. But, fortunately, there are a lot of Banijan migrant communities around the multiverse who do have an affinity for hockey, in nations that actually have winter, and many of those form Banija's national teams. We have the Greater Banijan Hockey League, which has basically all of Banija's professionals.

Unfortunately, the national team, after having a number of consistent knockout stage appearances, finally saw its current run come to a close. The same head coach for over 3+ decades, Martial Odongo, announced his decision to retire after the top 10 team suffered a group stage elimination in Græntfjall.

So, its in a state of transition. Their first ever coaching search(well, technically second). A whole host of new players figure to get a new look at the national team. And of course, right now in that sport, Siovanija & Teusland seem unbeatable, as they have won three titles in a row. So while theoretically we could actually win the next World Bowl, we're probably a couple of World Cups of Hockey away from being considered true title contenders.

Lacrosse


These are the World Lacrosse Championships, you know. Cassadaigua also lacks a world title in lacrosse, same as Banija. No nation has ever won the Dagan Grand Slam + lacrosse- and that's obvious, since the only nation that has ever won a Dagan Grand Slam does not have a world championship in lacrosse. So both nations are fiercely chasing each other, and the elite(Abanhfleft & Sarzonia) to try and gain their first world title in lacrosse before the other.

What would it be called if a nation had the five plus lacrosse. A Super Grand Slam? A Super Dagan Grand Slam? Somebody's gotta do it first before we give it a name. But we've got to win one first. And that's going to inform the chatter around this game, even if none of what we've written will effect the X's and O's of what happens on the field today. Two ambitious nations, eyeing each other up, each believing that this year is their year to win their first ever lacrosse title. Can one of them take one step closer today at the War Memorial Stadium?
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Taxonomic Kingdoms 5–10 Kriegiersien

Kriegiersien team beating gods!

Yes, a mixed team of Xvarts, Zombies, Orcs and humans was able to overcome a team of gods in crab shape.
A lot of viewers were shocked. About the quality of the game.

“You would think that at least gods could play better, but they played like crap. I mean crabs. Not very agile and the Anticipation and Positioning in the game was not good. They experimented too much. The small Xvarts and fast Zombies weren’t very impressive either. I’ll go with good old pure human teams as champions in the end”, said humanitarian, philosopher and Lacrosse Fan Ash Darwin.


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HUElavia opens WLC 37 with emphatic victory and humiliating defeat.


HUElavia 12-5 Quebec and Shingoryeo

Sarzonia 19-5 HUElavia


Coming into WLC 37's opening matches, HUElavia had the task of taking on two teams that they have become familiar with: Quebec and Shingoreyo, a nation that has faced Los Amarillos/Os Amarelos across different sports, even having staff working on HUElavian teams, and Sarzonia, a growing rival from meetings across different sports. For the first game, a very Pro-HUElavia crowd was present for the first game, but the second one was filled to the brim with 50/50 support. The main players were starting for both games, looking to start out well.

The first game was big for HUElavia, as they went on the attack throughout the match. Shots were taken left and right, and HUElavia just managed to find the goal whenever possible. Two hat-tricks were scored, with the likes of Sulca and Aleksandrova getting it, while Ching-Lacanilao, Bohn, and Branco got two goals each. Meanwhile, for Quebec and Shingoryeo, REDACTED got a hat-trick, while REDACTED and REDACTED got a goal each. At the end of the match, HUElavia was on top with their 3 points.

The second match was one that was expected to be high scoring and going from goal-to-goal, but it was one for Los Amarillos/Os Amarelos to rue. Quinlan, Grassley, and Page each got hat-tricks in the match for Sarzonia, while braces were scored by Guardio, Loewen, Treseguet, Dixon and Spencer. Meanwhile, braces from Bilatan-Manlangit and Meireles, along with a goal from Gollancz gave HUElavia some goals in the match. Regardless, it was absolute humiliation for the team, with 19 goals being the most conceded by the team in its entire history of the WLC. The fans left the stadium depressed from such a poor performance and know that it has to be improved moving forward.

HUElavia will face off against Qasden next, where the team hopes they can score goals and get a much-needed victory to keep pace in the Group Stage and keep their WLC dreams alive. The fans will be flocking to the stadium, especially to rally behind the team, having done a public call to prayer the day after the game to show care and concern to the team. The team, while depressed from the shocking loss, they are training hard and studying film to prepare for the match. Hopefully, the team can rebound and make a run into the knockouts from here on out.

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Postby Sarzonia » Sun May 02, 2021 2:29 pm

It takes a while before a team develops an identity when they hire a new coach.

That's why Sarzonia's 19-5 shellacking of third ranked HUElavia was so shocking. The Stars expected their battle against Los Armarillos to be hard fought and down to the wire. However, the match was effectively over after the first quarter as Sarzonia ended the stanza with a 7-1 lead.

Whereas the faceoff battle between Sarzonia and Qasden was fairly even in favouring the Stars 14-12, the Stars faceoff specialists won 20 of the 26 draws they took against HUElavia. That was the first thing manager Jordan Helms mentioned when he addressed the media.

"That [the faceoff advantage] was huge for us," Helms said. "We were able to establish a strong flow and get into our offence against a quality side. Defensively, we didn't allow Los Armarillos to get into rhythm and I think we harassed their attack and their offensive middies really well."

The Stars (2-0) were paced by the starting attack as all three front line players notched hat tricks. It was the kind of performance offensive coordinator Tyler Pawleys dreams about.

"We strive to be a balanced team offensively," he said. "We don't want to be limited with our goalscoring options and be predictable. I thought we had great ball movement today and we were very unselfish. It's great to see."

Sarzonia will face unranked Xabia in their next match after the fifth ranked Stars finished the more difficult half of their four-match group stage. Helms said he told his team before their 11-9 opening victory over Qasden that the team would learn a lot about itself after those two matches. And what did they learn?

"When we're focused, there aren't many teams out there that can beat us," he said. "The challenge is going to be remaining focused for the rest of the group stage."
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Postby Cassadaigua » Sun May 02, 2021 4:50 pm

Confusing loss,
By Chelsea Dufresne, Concord Heights Times


In sports, there can be times where one team just seems to have another team’s number, regardless of what the records say. After watching Sylestone defeat Cassadaigua 13-5 in the second group stage match of the 37th World Lacrosse Championships, there is not much else we can think of to describe it. The team was on the field at the proper time this time, and appeared to be in great spirits before the match. Everything seemed set for the Fillies to get some revenge on Sylestone for that 6-2 win of theirs on the opening day of WLC 36. Now, we do realize that Sylestone is a good team, and if we lost this game by one or two goals, then we wouldn’t be so confused. Somehow, last night, the Fillies were thoroughly outplayed in every aspect of the game, falling behind early and never recovering in the 13-5 loss. Now, the team is needing a win over Banija, or else things get much more pressure filled in the remaining games.

“Obviously, we did not execute tonight,” captain Jessica Crockett said, after being held to just one goal in the game, “they are a good team, but should be a lot better out there on the field. I want to apologize to all of our fans who watched us play so badly in this game.” Crockett did say that the team was absolutely not looking ahead to the Banija game, “No, no. Absolutely we were not looking past Sylestone. Why would we look past them? They beat us last time, and we wanted to get back on them. This was a game that we had circled on our calendar as soon as they gave us the schedule. You have to give credit to them (Sylestone), they kicked our ass tonight.” Manager Sarah Cortez cautioned about making too much of a response after this game with a big contest coming up next, “We have to go in strong against Banija. We can atone for this loss, we lost to them last time, and we did okay, so we can manage that again. You can’t overreact to a result like this when you are looking at the Banijans on the schedule next.”

This loss did deflate some of the excitement, from our perspective, for the clash against Banija. Now, instead of just watching two heavyweights play in the group stage with one playing for a group title in reality with the other probably being second, we must watch this game with the fear of possibly going 1-2. We still could finish out the group stage strong with our last two games, but it becomes much more important to beat Banija now. To do so, they must be much better than they were tonight.
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Postby Commonwealth of Baker Park » Sun May 02, 2021 9:01 pm

AND Cutoff for MD 3!!
Banija has been in the place where this was recorded, btw
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Group A
Delaclava 0–15 Abanhfleft
Kriegiersien 23–8 Qzvarkian Qaz
San Lucas Agua Tibia 11–13 Taxonomic Kingdoms

Group A Pld W L GF GA GD Pts
1 Kriegiersien 3 3 0 43 22 +21 9
2 Qzvarkian Qaz 3 2 1 27 38 −11 6
3 Abanhfleft 3 2 1 37 18 +19 6
4 Taxonomic Kingdoms 3 2 1 33 31 +2 6
5 San Lucas Agua Tibia 3 0 3 28 38 −10 0
6 Delaclava 3 0 3 18 39 −21 0

Group B
Kandonica 13–15 Har Yarok
Vangaziland 12–10 Nyowani Kitara
Baker Park 13–11 Kohnhead

Group B Pld W L GF GA GD Pts
1 Baker Park 3 3 0 47 22 +25 9
2 Vangaziland 3 2 1 32 28 +4 6
3 Har Yarok 3 2 1 37 40 −3 6
4 Nyowani Kitara 3 1 2 35 32 +3 3
5 Kohnhead 3 1 2 30 32 −2 3
6 Kandonica 3 0 3 21 48 −27 0

Group C
Sannyamathland 11–9 Sylestone
Northwest Kalactin 7–19 Bollonich
Cassadaigua 10–17 Banija

Group C Pld W L GF GA GD Pts
1 Banija 3 3 0 39 21 +18 9
2 Sannyamathland 3 2 1 27 28 −1 6
3 Bollonich 3 2 1 42 29 +13 6
4 Sylestone 3 1 2 31 30 +1 3
5 Cassadaigua 3 1 2 24 36 −12 3
6 Northwest Kalactin 3 0 3 21 40 −19 0

Group D
HUElavia 11–8 Qasden
Xabia 5–19 Sarzonia
United States of Devonta 6–16 Quebec & Shingoryeo

Group D Pld W L GF GA GD Pts
1 Sarzonia 3 3 0 49 19 +30 9
2 United States of Devonta 3 2 1 25 28 −3 6
3 HUElavia 3 2 1 28 32 −4 6
4 Xabia 3 1 2 31 36 −5 4
5 Quebec & Shingoryeo 3 1 2 28 35 −7 3
6 Qasden 3 0 3 20 31 −11 0
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Postby Bollonich » Sun May 02, 2021 11:47 pm

Lacrosse Today

Bollonich was up against Northwest Kalactin, a team that had lost their previous 2 matches. Coming into the match, The Bandits had lost their previous game to Sannyamathland which was a costly defeat making their result against Northwest Kalactin more interesting and have a more effect on Bollonich’s qualification ambitions. Changed were made from the team that played Sannyamathland with Niraj being reintroduced into the team in place of the suspended Tearlach Wael Jr. and Tim Brune replacing Proteus Verity. The performance the Bandits put up was a fabulous display of attacking skill and caliber. They took a lead early in the game and didn’t lose it. What followed was a stable defensive performance and a display of their attacking prowess. The scoreline of 19-7 clearly reflected the events of the match I.E. Bollonischian dominance. Corvinian Gervasio’s dream tournament continues as he nets 10 goals in this 19 goal rout of Northwest Kalactin. Tim Brune and Anup Peterson netted 5 and 4 respectively.
Group C looks like a difficult group to qualify out of, especially with the Bandits facing Cassadaigua and Banija next both, very strong and highly rated teams. A win over either of them will be necessary to make out of the group stages.
Bollonich’s next match is against Cassadaigua the team ranked 7, which however has suffered a few setbacks with it’s defeat to Sylestone and Banija. The Dagan will need to win both of their next two games if they want to qualify, and that includes beating Bollonich. The Bandits will need to be ready to face the Dagan as a win over them would be crucial for Bollonich’s qualification.
Manager Winfield Bàrta commented on a various topics featuring the match, the upcoming games and Bollonich’s qualification. He said, “Well today was a day we executed our plan to perfection, I think we are getting our starting line up accurately also nowadays, which appears to be a good sign and overall the win is crucial but we aren’t thinking about it too much. We are just taking it one match at a time and intend to slowly work our way through the match days. The next games against Cassadaigua and Banija will. Definitely be hard and much harder than any other team we have faced till now. What will be interesting is how the boys cope, and winning at least one of them will be crucial for qualification. What I expect from my boys is to give it their all, and this being our first international Lacrosse tournament I am proud of what they have achieved.”

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Corvinian Gervasio - 22
Tim Brune - 8
Anup Peterson - 7
Proteus Verity - 2
Ottó Horn - 1
Lukas Gumtka - 1

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