Watermelon Cup

 

ALL GAMES AT LONG LOTS — BE READY TO START AT 6:15 PM SHARP! — EVERYONE MUST BRING A BALL!

RESULTS

August 1: For the 2nd year in a row, the finals went to overtime. The match was scoreless through 37 minutes. Three minutes from time, Lefty Penderakis scored for #1-ranked Greece. But Emerson Anvari equalized 1 minute later, for #2-seeded France. Following Watermelon Cup rules, the game went to golden goal — but every 2 minutes, each team took 1 player off the field. With the field opened up, Matt Tanzer pounced on a rebound to give Greece the hard-earned 2-1 victory. Congrats to the Greeks on a well-earned win; to France for a worthy final, and to all for another successful Watermelon Cup season.

Greece: Front: Josh Berman; Rear (from left) Spencer Daniels, Reilly Lynch, Sebastian Montelieu, Austin Sholes, Mason Reale, Matt Tanzer, Lefty Penderakis, Alejandro Perez Elorza, Surya Balaji.

July 25:  Qualifying for next week’s semifinals and finals came down to the final matches. France and Greece entered the last game tied for 1st place. France beat last-place Nigeria, but it wasn’t easy: 4-3. Spain edged Greece. That put Spain in a 4th-place tie with Holland. Head-to-head would determine which side advanced. The teams drew 2-2 in their first match. Last week, Holland beat Spain 3-1. So that sent Holland through, and Spain home. Next week’s schedule:
Semifinals: #1 France vs. #4 Holland; #2 Greece vs. #3 Egypt. Finals to follow immediately afterward. See you there!
This week’s results:
Holland 7, Nigeria 2; Egypt 9, Spain 5; Greece 2, France 1
France 4, Nigeria 3; Spain 4, Greece 3; Holland 5, Egypt 3

July 18:  Lots of action tonight. 5th-place Holland won twice — including an upset of co-league leader Greece. Nigeria also beat Greece, for its 1st victory of the season. Spain shut out co-league leader France. Sam New had 2 excellent goals, while Thomas Nealon scored on a spectacular bicycle kick. Next Wednesday is the final week of the regular season. Five teams are still in contention for the 4 playoff spots.
Spain 3, France 0; Egypt 5, Nigeria 3; Holland 3, Greece 1
Holland 3, Spain 1; Nigeria 6, Greece 3; France 5, Egypt 3

July 11:  Greece and France both won twice — though not easily — to remain tied at the top of the table. Scores:
Greece 2, Spain 1; Egypt 5, Holland 3; France 2, Nigeria 1
Greece 7, Egypt 4; France 7, Holland 3; Spain 4, Nigeria 3

June 27:  The World Cup matches this afternoon had crazy results. So did tonight’s Watermelon Cup. For example:
— There were 3 ties in 6 games — the most ever in Watermelon Cup history. Holland and Spain both tied twice.
— France handed Egypt its 1st loss — and then France suffered its 1st loss in the next match.
— Greece won twice — and Nigeria and Holland earned their 1st points.
— Timmy Liles set a Watermelon Cup record with 5 goals in 1 game.

Remember: No games next week (July 4th). We resume July 11. Everyone should bring a ball!

June 20:  Timmy Liles’ goal with 3 seconds remaining lifted France to a 5-4 victory — their first of 2 on opening day. Egypt — without a keeper — also went 2-for-2. Greece and Spain won 1 match each.

FINAL STANDINGS

TEAM WINS LOSSES TIES POINTS
 France  7 3  0  21
 Greece  6 4  0  18
 Egypt  5 4  1  16
 Holland  4 4  2  14 – Holland advances on head-to-head
 Spain  4 4  2  14
 Nigeria  1 8  1  4

 

 

TEAMS

 

FRANCE (Red)
Gabe Baltierra (captain)
Emerson Anvari
Colin Corneck
Shane Dasbach
Vig Kareddy
Timmy Liles
Chris Martenson
Chris O’Dell
Teddy O’Kane
Zach Pulichino
Rory Steele
Jack Zeldes

EGYPT (White)
Vaughan Sealey (captain)
Carter Bassler
Oliver Bonner
Will Birch
Wilson Daniels
Ryan Fincher
Drew Halperin
Sam New
Brenden Price
Seth Sholes
Mo Tall
Josh Zhang

GREECE (Blue)
Lefty Penderakis (captain)
Surya Balaji
Josh Berman
Graham Barnes
Brad Cox
Spencer Daniels
Riley Lynch
Andres Marmelo
Alejandro Perez Elorza
Thomas Sandhaus
Austin Sholes
Enzo Valadares

HOLLAND (Orange)
Nick Ambrose (captain)
Josh Buckman
Rob Diorio
Jack Douglas
Matt Engler
Spencer Henske
Nicky Hoberman
Marco Inglada
Teddy Lawrence
Griff O’Neill
Patricio Perez Elorza
Aiden Rose

NIGERIA (Green)
Sam Liles (captain)
Joseph Crise
Josh DiDomenico
Jake Didner
Haran Eiger
Benny Feuer
Steven Frost
Kenji Goto
Mauricio Inglada
Sebastian Montellieu
Thomas Nealon
Callum Wisher

SPAIN (Yellow)
Ry Cohen (captain)
Luca Cocito
Kurt Dasbach
Nick DiMasi
John Kuehndorf
Brendan Lynch
Andrew Marshall
Patrick Østbye
Jake Porter
Daniel Reid
Kyle Rotolo
George Smit

 

SCHEDULE — ALL GAMES AT LONG LOTS — BE READY TO START AT 6:15 PM SHARP! — EVERYONE MUST BRING A BALL!

Wed., June 20: France-Holland; Egypt-Greece; Nigeria-Spain
Egypt-Nigeria; Greece-Holland; France-Spain

Wed., June 27: Greece-Nigeria; Holland-Spain; France-Egypt
Spain-Egypt; Nigeria-Holland; Greece-France

Wed., July 11:  Spain-Greece; Holland-Egypt; Nigeria-France
Egypt-Greece; France-Holland; Nigeria-Spain

Wed., July 18:  France-Spain; Egypt-Nigeria; Greece-Holland
Holland-Spain; Greece-Nigeria; France-Egypt

Wed., July 25:  Nigeria-Holland; Spain-Egypt; Greece-France
Nigeria-France; Spain-Greece; Holland-Egypt

Wed., August 1:  Semifinals and finals

 

RULES — All games at LONG LOTS — Be there ready to start at 6:15 pm sharp! — Everyone must bring a ball!

1)  20-minute halves, running time.  Approximately 5-10 minute halftime. Shin guards are mandatory.

2)  6-v-6 plus 1 keeper; if both teams agree, they can play 7-v-7 plus 1 keeper. Keepers may use their hands WITHIN REASONABLE AREAS.  Subs may enter on any out-of-bounds or dead ball; no subbing on the fly.

3)  No referees; call your own fouls. No penalty kicks. Watermelon Cup administrators* will be in attendance at all games, and may eject or ban players for egregious or repeated fouls.

4)  No offsides, though goal-hanging is severely discouraged. This is the Watermelon Cup; if you can’t play defense as well as offense, find another sport.

5)  3 points for a win; 1 for a tie.

6)  *Watermelon Cup administrators: Dan Woog, Kurt Dasbach. Yes, Dasbach plays. He’s a very fair guy. This isn’t the Supreme Court. Get over it.