This year the Boston Invite was both a late stage tryout and a first step towards future success for the notorious B.I.G. Seedings sat us comfortably at 6th, the second seed in Pool C along with Quake, Ryanside & Red Circus.
Saturday - Pool Play
Unfortunately a 2-hour break got the best of us, and from the get-go our re-seeding game against Dark or Light was not a pretty one for us. Although the game was meaningless in the scope of our progression through the bracket, we were dealt a massive walloping loss -- by far the low point of the weekend.
Sunday - Bracket
The semifinals against Geno's (Philly) was equally exciting. The huck game was all gold for the Big Wrench o-line at the start, and the teams traded confidently for a while. As we got more exhausted the screws began to come loose and Geno's excellent defensive pressure got them a few late-half breaks and an 8-5 lead. We worked to right the ship in the second half, and chipped away little by little thanks to relentless defense from the 5 handlers that remained on our uninjured roster. The breaks came hard and fast for us down the road and we sprung out to a confident 13-11 lead, but as quickly as fortune came it was pissed away by the good ol' execution bug. 3 mistimed deep shots in a row became goals for Philly, and they broke for the win to end our day.
Med Men opted not to hang around and play the 3rd place game, but we had a good little chat with their captains about Chesapeake Open and look forward to seeing them later in the season.
All in all a great day and a 3rd place finish for the Wrench. Stay tuned for the release of our final roster and our tournament schedule in the coming weeks!