DSST Staff Recreational Soccer Report
Our Guest "Blogger" today is none other than: The Student Life Committee’s Sub-Committee of Competitive Sports!
Please enjoy this peek into one aspect of DSST Staff Culture….
The Student Life Committee’s Sub-Committee of Competitive Sports – Soccer Report #1
Quote of the Night: “We fought like lions!” – Jeff Hollenbach
While still lagging in overall achievement scores, the team records impressive growth this week. Growth indicators include:
- Only 4 goals "against" - a 20% reduction
- 1 goal scored by us - our calculus is a little rusty, but we believe that gives us a percentage increase of goals that approaches infinity
A few yellow cards against, including:
- 1 slide tackle (although the ref was quite civil in the delivery)
- 1 near bout of fisticuffs, not our fault… really
- 1 other call that the committee cannot recall at the moment, but we’re sure it’ll come to us
- Controlling the field and pressing on offense for a goodly portion of the game - honestly, we almost looked like a team out there
Awards of the Game:
- Brenna Scronce: The Tenacious-as-All-Get-Out Award
- Jeff Hollenbach: The I-Came-to-Kick-Butt-and-Chew-Gum… and-I’m-All-Out-of-Gum Award
We are pretty sure that our next game night is a double header, meaning double trouble, double the games, and double the Committee updates. Stay tuned...
The Student Life Committee’s Sub-Committee of Competitive Sports – Soccer Report #2
Quote of the Night: “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” - Woody Allen
Tonight the team discovered the hard way that the other twenty percent is pretty important as well… Actually, we discovered it twice.
Game One: We are starting to think that the other teams in the league don’t quite understand the term “recreational,” or at least not in the same way that we do. But lest you think that the game was all bruised egos and melancholy, know that we definitely followed the Core Value of Doing Our Best… and also the Not-Quite-Core-But-Still-Very-Important Value of Having a Good Time.
Game Two: At three goals to one against (our closest game to date) with only five minutes to rest and strategize between matches, you may assume that bald panic swept through the team – for shame - rather, the team dug deep into the well of Courage and faced the challenge with renewed hope and aplomb. Before we are accused of being hyperbolic, allow me to qualify. Much to our delight, our opponents donned not polished and matching t-shirts, but (like us) a hodgepodge of shirts in roughly the same color. This, we rightly assumed, boded well.
The DSST Staff Recreational Soccer Team fared well in a close fought game. Thanks to his speed and tenacity, Johnny Chan is now responsible for 50% of the goals this season… with one. This moment also marked the first time this season where the game was tied when the score wasn’t 0-0. The jubilation of this moment (including some sophisticated celebratory call and response clapping that would be all too familiar to most of you) unfortunately disturbed our laser-like focus just long enough for the other team to score two more goals *sigh*
Awards of the Game:
- Mark Marzen: The-Single-handedly-Makes-up-60%-of-the-Aggregate-Skill-on-the-Team Award
- Abigail Auditore: The-Positive-Attitude-and-Positive-Play-Award
- Johnny Chan: The GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL! Award
P.S. - Some people noticed that the Australian Women’s National Team, in town to play the US, was practicing on an adjacent field. Unfortunately, plans to surreptitiously slip them a few green t-shirts were all for naught.